Waldorf Astoria Red Cake & Waldorf Icing

Billie Neal

By
@WildExpectation


This recipe was my mother's. SUPPOSEDLY, this is the original of what would become known as the "Red Velvet Cake".
As the story was told, this recipe was created by the Waldorf Astoria's baking Chef for the opening of the Waldorf or very shortly thereafter. Now whether this is true history or not is not for me to say because I wasn't there. This story is a hand-me down.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I have enjoyed it throughout the years!

pinch tips: Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Hints


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Ingredients

WALDORF ASTORIA RED CAKE

1/2 c
shortening
1 1/2 c
sugar
2 oz
red cake coloring
2 Tbsp
cocoa
2
eggs
1 c
buttermilk
2 1/4 c
sifted flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
vanilla
1 Tbsp
vinegar
1 tsp
baking soda

WALDORF ICING

1 c
milk
3 Tbsp
flour
1 tsp
vanilla
2 stick
oleo = 1 cup
1 c
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
"WALDORF ASTORIA RED CAKE"

Cream shortening, sugar and eggs.
2
Make a paste of cocoa and cake coloring and add to mixture.
3
Add vanilla and buttermilk alternately with flour and salt, beating after each addition.
4
Mix soda and vinegar and blend into mixture.
5
Bake 25 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
6
"WALDORF ICING"

Cook milk and flour until thick, let cool.
7
Cream well, butter and sugar, beat until butter turns white.
8
Add vanilla and cool mixture.
9
Beat till fluffy like whipped cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes