Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease & flour 2-8 inch cake pans and line with wax paper.
  • Cream together shortening, sugar and eggs.
  • Measure flour into a separate bowl.
  • Add red food coloring and cocoa. Mix well
  • Add flour alternately with the buttermilk. Always end with flour.
  • Fold in lightly - DO NOT BEAT - the vinegar and baking soda.
  • Have cake pans ready and pour in the batter. Drop cake pans on the counter to get rid of any air bubbles before baking.
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes
  • Frosting Directions
  • Cook in top of a double boiler the flour and milk until thick.
  • Put lid on and let it cool.
  • Cream butter and powdered sugar and add to the milk/flour that cooled. I always add some vanilla too!
  • Put between layers and on top of cake. If desired, add chopped nuts to the top of the cake.
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  • michellem 3 years ago
    Good stuff!!!
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    lanabade ate it and said...
    Sounds like my red Velvet cake,I have a different cake from the same hotel,love it too.high 51
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    pleclare ate it and said...
    The Waldorf Astoria had wonderful food. Sure this is great!
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    trigger ate it and said...
    I love the addition of the buttermilk in this one Jett. Yummy chocolate made with love I can tell.
    Is this known as red velvet cake also?
    Five forks and a smile :)
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    txbackyardcook ate it and said...
    DAMN, THIS SOUNDS SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! I LIKE. I LIKE!
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  • fizzle3nat 6 years ago
    You're right - our recipes are almost identical. Too funny! I'm sure yours is just as delicious. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    caramia ate it and said...
    Awsome Jett 5 to you gf
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    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    THANKS IT REALLY IS AWESOME!!ONE OF MY FAMILIES FAVOURITE
    HAVE A BLESSED DAY
    MUMTAZ
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    Love New York, Love the Astoria and Im sure I will love this cake! Thank you for posting this recipe. Your mother has some great recipes! Michelle
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    bakermel ate it and said...
    Yummmm! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Great posting Jett.Thanks for sharing.
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