Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Grandma Nancy's Cookbook

Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake

12

servings

15 min

active time

45 minutes

total time

Ingredients

**CREAM:

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

**MAKE PASTE:

2 ounces red food coloring

2 tablespoons cocoa (heaping)

**ADD:

1 cup buttermilk

2 1/4 cups cake flour

1 teaspoon salt

**ADD:

1 teaspoon vanilla

**ADD:

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vinegar

**FROSTING

3 tablespoons flour

1 cup milk

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup butter (must be butter)

Directions

PREHEAT: Bake at 350 degrees and bake for 24 to 30 minutes.

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 2 greased and floured 8" cake pans.

Split layers fill and frost with the following frosting.

**FROSTING:**Add milk to flour slowly, avoiding lumps.

Cook flour and milk until very thick, stirring constantly.

**Cool completely.**_

Cream sugar, butter and vanilla until fluffy.

Add to cooked mixture.

Beat, high speed, until very fluffy.

Looks and tastes like whipped cream.

12

servings

15 min

active time

45 minutes

total time
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