How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease and flour three 9” round cake pans.
  • In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and mix well.
  • Combine food coloring, cocoa and vanilla and stir in.
  • Sift together salt and flour.
  • Mix together vinegar, buttermilk and soda.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture to creamed mixture. Blend well.
  • Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes; cakes are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool on racks for five minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely.
  • Fill and frost cakes with Frosting (recipe below). Garnish with walnut halves and candied cherries (optional). Beautiful three-layer cake with bright red interior.
  • In a double boiler, combine ½ c. flour and 1 cup milk. Cook until thick while whisking constantly; cool completely. Chill. Place in chilled bowl and beat on high for several minutes. Mix together 1 cup softened butter, 1 cup granulated super-fine sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla in another bowl until light and fluffy. Add to first bowl mixture and beat until light and fluffy. Frost between layers and on top.

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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    This is like the one from New Orleans... I can't remember which restaurant... but it is awesome... I posted the frosting part to use on any cake.. It is our favorite... Thanks for posting the real deal!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    One of my faves - and love that original frosting. It's a must! Oh yummm - thanks so much. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    fishtrippin ate it and said...
    This sounds like real red velvet cake!! Can't wait to try it. Thanx!!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    This recipe is similar to the New York Waldorf Astoria cake I posted. Favorite cake other than a carrot cake!
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