What Frosting Tastes Best On A Red Velvet Cake?

Decorating By Jennkrem Updated 11 May 2005 , 1:34pm by Loucinda

Jennkrem Posted 9 May 2005 , 8:41pm
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Never had the cake before, so I am unsure of which frosting to suggest.

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m0use Posted 9 May 2005 , 9:08pm
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I hear that Cream Cheese frosting works good.

CIndymm4 Posted 9 May 2005 , 9:10pm
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My family's favorite is a cream cheese icing too!

Newbie Posted 9 May 2005 , 9:10pm
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There is only 1 choice! A true red velvet cake must have cream cheese frosting!

Jennkrem Posted 9 May 2005 , 9:25pm
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Thank you, now I know.

John Posted 10 May 2005 , 2:21am
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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.


m0use Posted 10 May 2005 , 3:29am
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That sounds interesting John
BTW- Welcome to cakecentral.com on your first post. Glad to see you here!

Loucinda Posted 10 May 2005 , 3:41am
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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.

twindees Posted 10 May 2005 , 2:38pm
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I am so happy icon_biggrin.gif for this topic. I was asked yesterday to bake a Red velvet cake and was wondering icon_confused.gif the same thing.

Thank you All, thumbs_up.gif

Twin Dees

Jennkrem Posted 10 May 2005 , 3:23pm
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Cand you decorate with this frosting or just frost the cake with it?

Loucinda Posted 10 May 2005 , 4:39pm
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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.

Mchelle Posted 10 May 2005 , 5:10pm
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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!

TheCakeShak Posted 10 May 2005 , 5:16pm
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thumbs_up.gif Also try to mix in some coconut and pecans or walnuts in with the cream cheese.

cocakedecorator Posted 10 May 2005 , 5:57pm
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I prefer cream cheese frosting w/ red velvet cake.

veejaytx Posted 10 May 2005 , 8:36pm
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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

ntertayneme Posted 10 May 2005 , 8:40pm
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Oh I'd have to say cream cheese too... they just compliment each other... I'm hungry thinking about it icon_smile.gif

Loucinda Posted 11 May 2005 , 1:34pm
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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!

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