which is apparently called the Waldorf Astoria Cake :tongue:
1/2 cup Crisco
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 bottles red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups plain flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vinegar
Mix cocoa in flour and salt
Cream shortening and sugar
Add eggs and vanilla
Add food coloring
Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk
Mix vinegar and soda.....add to mixture while foaming
Bake at 350 degress for 20 to 25 minutes
1 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
cook until thick and then add a dash of salt and cool
Mix 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup Crisco, 1 stick margarine, 1 teaspoon vanilla......beat until fluffy
Then beat all ingredients together at high speed until fluffy.
mmm, Red Velvet - that sounds very luxurious Johnie :yes:
Crisco is a brand name of shortening made entirely of vegetable oil.
no photo of the finished cake? :unsure:
My grandma's cakes are always beautiful and taste delicious. Mine just taste delicious...I have no decorating skills :sorry:
same here Johnie, i'm more of a rustic cook! :lol:
Johnie, I'm not a fan of Red Velvet Cake, but that sounds pretty darn good! :yes:
All but the frosting. :sorry: I'm not a frosting person at all. :sorry:
Crisco is hydrogenated vegetable oil. It's flavorless, so if you are trying to replace it with a product available in the UK, think lard (in color and consistency) but without the animal connection. :) Lard would not be a viable replacement for Crisco.
Nor would butter. Butter causes things to be thin and crispy, whereas Crisco caused baked goods to be soft and moist. Major difference. (Especially in cakes and cookies).
It should look something like this
This is what our wedding cake was.....Mike requested it.
Tink, you could always make the cake without the frosting :yes: It is a very dense, moist cake.
ahh thanks for the Crisco explanation - i panicked a bit when i saw the word 'lard' though! yuk...
the cake looks beautiful, wouldn't it be wonderful for me to serve it up for the family at Christmas day tea - a red cake, mmm! :yes:
i won't be though - i'd need lots of practice first, I'm a rustic cook too - that's the way proper homecooked food should be, at least that's *my* excuse! :lol: