Billie's StoryThis 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!
WALDORF ASTORIA RED CAKE
1 1/2 c
red cake coloring
2 1/4 c
oleo = 1 cup
1"WALDORF ASTORIA RED CAKE"
Cream shortening, sugar and eggs.
2Make a paste of cocoa and cake coloring and add to mixture.
3Add vanilla and buttermilk alternately with flour and salt, beating after each addition.
4Mix soda and vinegar and blend into mixture.
5Bake 25 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Cook milk and flour until thick, let cool.
7Cream well, butter and sugar, beat until butter turns white.
8Add vanilla and cool mixture.
9Beat till fluffy like whipped cream.