Waldorf Astoria Red Cake

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My mom used to make this when I was little. It is a very rich and elegant cake. The frosting is very unusual tasting in that it is almost like a custard.

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Servings:
20
Yield:
2 to 8 - inch round cake

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 ounces red food coloring

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Cream together the shortening, sugar, and eggs.

  2. Make a paste with food coloring and cocoa. Add to shortening mixture.

  3. Add salt and buttermilk to mixture.

  4. Next add flour, vanilla, vinegar, and baking soda in that order. Mix.

  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in two 8 inch round greased and floured cake pans. Let cool.

  6. To Make Frosting: Cook 5 tablespoons flour and 1 cup milk until thick, and then cool.

  7. Cream together 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 cup butter or margarine and 1 teaspoon vanilla 'til fluffy. Add to flour mixture.

  8. Cut layers of cake in half lengthwise. Spread frosting on each half layer. Stack and frost over all.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
15g Fat
35g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 325mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 73mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.