Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by troyh

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

Top Review by Childrens Minister

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.

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.

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