Waldorf Red Velvet Cake And Frosting

Course : Cakes
Serves: 12
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1/2 cup shortening
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour -- 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

Preparation / Directions:

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 and milk mixtures to batter. Combine soda and vinegar in cup and add to cake batter. Bake in (2) 9" cake pans at 350øF 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.


Nutritional Information:

383 Calories (kcal); 26g Total Fat; (58% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 76mg Cholesterol; 480mg Sodium

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