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Waldorf Red Cake and Icing by


1/2 c shortening
1.5 c sugar
2 eggs
2 oz red food color
2 T cocoa
2.5 c flour
1 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1 T vinegar
1 t vanilla
1 c buttermilk

3 t flour
1 c sugar
1 c milk
1 t vanilla
2 sticks butter


Cream shortening, sugar and eggs until fluffy. Make paste of cocoa and food coloring; add to mixture. Beat well. Add alternately flour and buttermilk; then add vanilla and salt. Combine vinegar and baking soda in a small cup and add to cake mixture. Pour into 2 8-9" pans (buttered and dusted with cocoa). Drop pans before baking. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool cake before frosting. Start icing below while cake is baking.

Cook flour and milk until thick. Cool. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy and add vanilla. Combine with the cooled milk/flour mixture and beat until fluffy. Frost the middle and top of cake only.

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