Its the original Red Velvet Cake - none of that cream cheese frosting or buttercream nonsense. This is the real thing. (M: This recipe really does look like the one I used to ask for for my birthday; Moms recipe book called it Waldorf Astoria cake.)
Traditional Red Velvet Cake with Ermine Frosting | Old School Goodness
This is an old-fashioned icing, also called boiled-milk frosting. The results are as light as whipped cream but with much more character. It was the original icing for red velvet cake. (Photo: Rikki Snyder for The New York Times)
Red Velvet Cake is a much-loved and iconic cake made with cocoa powder, red food coloring and cream cheese frosting. This simple, no-fail recipe yields a moist and delicious cake! Enjoy it year-round or for Valentine’s Day! Watch my video tutorial for all the recipe details!