Never had the cake before, so I am unsure of which frosting to suggest.
I hear that Cream Cheese frosting works good.
My family's favorite is a cream cheese icing too!
There is only 1 choice! A true red velvet cake must have cream cheese frosting!
Thank you, now I know.
I have a receipe for the "Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake which calls for a "cooked" icing involving: milk, flour, granulated sugar, vanilla, butter & shortening, and lastly, walnuts.
It has gotten "rave" reviews when I make it.
That sounds interesting John
BTW- Welcome to cakecentral.com on your first post. Glad to see you here!
I have only ever used the recipe John is referring to on a Red Cake - it wouldn't be a true Red Cake (in my familys' opinion) if I used something else!
Here is the recipe I have always used:
1 cup milk
1/4 cup of flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup shortning
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Blend the milk and the flour and salt in a small saucepan. cook until it makes a thick paste. Set aside to cool. Cream the shortinng, sugar and vanilla. Add the cooled milk/flour mix and beat at high speed on the mixer until light and fluffy.
What I usually do is get the cake in the oven and then make the flour/milk mixture while it is baking. Another thing - cover the mix with saran wrap after it is done cooking so it doesn't make a "skin" on it.
I am so happy for this topic. I was asked yesterday to bake a Red velvet cake and was wondering the same thing.
Thank you All,
Cand you decorate with this frosting or just frost the cake with it?
IMO the only thing you could do is frost it and maybe to a border with it - it is a very soft frosting.... you won't be able to do a whole lot of decoration with it.
I have never tried to really decorate any of my red cakes - so that hasn't been an issue for me.
Definately cream cheese frosting, and you could, if you want to mix in some pecans or press them into the sides of the cake or sprinkle on top.
mmmmmm mmmmmm good! I use this red velvet recipe http://www.ladycakes.com/Recipes/Cakes/southernredvelvet.htm
By the way welcome to cake central!
Also try to mix in some coconut and pecans or walnuts in with the cream cheese.
I prefer cream cheese frosting w/ red velvet cake.
My teacher says red velvet cake "has to have" cream cheese icing.
Has anyone tried the Lorann Oils? There is one that is cheesecake flavor, I am being so tempted to get that and try it...sure would solve some problems with storage and hot weather if it is good. Janice
Oh I'd have to say cream cheese too... they just compliment each other... I'm hungry thinking about it
You can use whatever icing you prefer, I love cream cheese icing too! But IMO if you are making the "original" Red Cake - the cooked icing is what is used. You don't get the same flavor effect if you use the cream cheese icing - it will be a Red Cake with cream cheese icing!