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    Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake

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    45 mins

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    troyh's Note:

    I haven't even tried it, but it looks good.

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    1. 1
      Cream shortening, sugar and eggs.
    2. 2
      Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa.
    3. 3
      Add to creamed mixture.
    4. 4
      Add buttermilk alternating with flour and salt.
    5. 5
      Add vanilla.
    6. 6
      Add soda to vinegar, and blend into the batter.
    7. 7
      Pour into 3 or 4 greased and floured 8" cake pans.
    8. 8
      Bake at 350°F for 24-30 minutes.
    9. 9
      Split layers fill and frost with the following frosting.
    10. 10
      Frosting: Add milk to flour slowly, avoiding lumps.
    11. 11
      Cook flour and milk until very thick, stirring constantly.
    12. 12
      Cool completely.
    13. 13
      Cream sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
    14. 14
      Add to cooked mixture.
    15. 15
      Beat, high speed, until very fluffy.
    16. 16
      Looks and tastes like whipped cream.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 26, 2002


      This cake is a time consuming recipe. I've made it dozens of times from a recipe (exact) that didn't give the Waldorf credit. It is delicious. The icing has a wonderful flavor that does not compete with the rich, but delicate chocolate cake. If you are a red velvet fan-This is the Gold Medal of all Red Velvets.

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    • on May 28, 2002

      This is a wonderful cake that we use for only real special occassions. I would llike to make one ammendment. The cake is much better when you use 1/2 vup of real butter instead of shortning.

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    • on July 11, 2002


      this is a wonderful recipe..i found this same recipe in an old shed on my property with a note attached dated aug 1959 ,It stated the person received this recipe by paying the hotel 250.00 for is a wonderful cake ..has great flavor I highly recommend it!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (148 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 511.0
    Calories from Fat 233
    Total Fat 25.9 g
    Saturated Fat 12.7 g
    Cholesterol 75.3 mg
    Sodium 478.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 65.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 42.7 g
    Protein 5.0 g

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