Waldorf Cake



1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ounce red food coloring
2-1/4 cups cake flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.

In a bowl, combine vinegar and baking soda and set aside.

In another bowl, cream sugar and shortening, then stir in eggs. Make a paste using cocoa and food coloring, then add to sugar mixture. Alternately add flour and buttermilk to sugar mixture, stirring well after each addition. Stir in salt and vanilla. Stir in vinegar mixture.

Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

To assemble: Slice cooled layers in half horizontally. Place one layer on a cake plate. Spread icing on top. Repeat with other layers.



Makes 8 servings.

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