Waldorf Astoria (24-hour cake)

Waldorf Astoria (24-hour Cake) Recipe

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JoAnn McDaniel


This cake recipe was given to me by a friend of mine's mother. It is absolutely delicious. My daughter is a chocoholic and she loves this cake. I hope everyone enjoy it as much as we do. Sorry I don't have a photo at this time.


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20 Min
45 Min
Convection Oven


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  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 4
    squares bakers melted chocolate
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 1 1/2
    squares bakers chocolate
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/3 c
    powder sugar
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice

How to Make Waldorf Astoria (24-hour cake)


  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 350°.
    Grease and flour tube pan or bundt pan, set aside.
    In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
    Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate squares.
    Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
    Add the flour mixture into the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk, in three additions, scraping down the sides of bowl each time. Fold in nuts
  2. Icing: Melt chocolate squares and butter together. Let cool. Add vanilla. Beat together egg, lemon juice and powdered sugar. Add to chocolate mixture. Stir in chopped nuts.
  3. Ice cake when cooled. Let stand 24 hours before cutting.

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About Waldorf Astoria (24-hour cake)

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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