Waldorf Red Velvet Cake and Frosting

Waldorf Red Velvet Cake and Frosting

11 review, 4.1 star(s). 64% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

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1/2 cup Shortening
2 Eggs
1 teaspoons Vanilla
1 teaspoon Salt
2 1/2 cups Flour, all purpose; sifted
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/4 cup Food coloring; red
2 tablespoons Cocoa
1 cup Buttermilk
1 tablespoon Vinegar
1 cup milk
5 teaspoons All purpose flour
1 cup Butter
1 cup powdered sugar; sifted
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Original recipe makes 12 Servings



CAKE: Cream shortening and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs and beat 1 minute. Add salt, beat. Add vanilla and coloring to buttermilk. Alternate adding flour, cocoa and milk mixtures to batter. Combine soda and vinegar in cup and add to cake batter. Bake in (2) 9" cake pans at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on cake racks.

FROSTING: Cook milk and flour until thick; cool in fridge. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla with mixer. Add flour and milk mixture a little at a time (make ahead of cake so that it has plenty of time to cool). Beat well.

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If it was possible I would give this NO stars! Overloading an ordinary cake with red food coloring is NOT WHAT A RED VELVET CAKE IS!
desireedenisecobler 3y ago

Will try soon:3 Never Made this kind can't wait! Sounds good
Sparkly777 3y ago

This is a really good cake. I tested the icing before I used it because some reviews said it wasn't that good. Glad I did because it was a little to bland for my liking, but I added 4 oz of cream cheese and some more confection sugar and it was really good.
LLonabaugh 4y ago

This was amazing! I loved the frosting without the cake! I made for my neighbors birthday and she loved it! I snook a piece too but it was worth it!
Yummmmy 4y ago

Very good cake, I didn't care for the frosting though. Next time I'll use a different frosting but definitely would make the cake again.
dustywb 5y ago

Very good
Catherinekphan 5y ago

This is a delicious cake - not too sweet, but sweet enough. The frosting was sooo good! I didn't have red food coloring, so used purple -- interesting color. Heha! The directions don't mention where to add the cocoa in, and I almost forgot it -- I mixed it in at the very end before pouring batter into the pans.
eabeeb 6y ago

I can't comment on the cake; I used this for the frosting for hubby's birthday cake. I agree that the flavor is good, but the texture came out so greasy he had me dump it and find another frosting recipe. He said it felt like eating straight butter; I'm glad I hadn't put it on the cake yet!
wierdrules 6y ago

Wow I have been trying to make this cake and could never get it right....thanks to your recipe I finally got it....thank you
Aggoodgirl 6y ago

This looks absolutely delicious, i must try it soon
9953 6y ago

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