Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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.

Childrens Minister March 26, 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.

Eddy May 28, 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 it..it is a wonderful cake ..has great flavor I highly recommend it!!!

katiekre July 11, 2002