Red Velvet Cakes

Decorating By TamNan Updated 15 Jul 2008 , 2:39pm by allee

TamNan Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 4:19am
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Hey, does anyone know about red velvet cakes? I have tried 4 different recipes and none of them taste good and a couple of them didn't rise correctly. Does this cake not have any flavor, just taste "flat". I have a wedding coming up in aug. and I am not satisfied with any of the ones I have tried. thanks for the input.

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JanH Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 4:31am
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Red Velvet is actually a very light (cocoa) chocolate cake dyed red....

Looks a lot more impressive than the flavor tastes. (IMHO) icon_lol.gif

If the bride requested RVC, she's familiar with the light cocoa taste. icon_smile.gif

Highly rated CC RVC scratch recipes:

Doctored RVC mix recipes:
(See BlakesCakes post.)


Iloveweddings Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 11:40am
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Hi. I use this recipe. I use the red velvet box cake. people love it.

allee Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 6:58pm
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I have a recipe on here (Southern Red Velvet Cake) that is really awesome. If you prefer to use a mix, use the DH Red Velvet mix and add a mixture of 1/3 - 1/2 cup of cocoa made into a paste w/vinegar. Sorry, I don't really "measure", so just mix in vinegar until it is thick. Then add that to your batter and mix well. HTH.
(sorry, I don't know how to add a link to my recipe that is on here)

mjs4492 Posted 13 Jul 2008 , 7:13pm
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I use Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix with 4 eggs, 1 packet of Dream Whip and a cup of water. Mix on medium speed for at least 5 mins. Works every time and people tell me how much they love it.

TamNan Posted 14 Jul 2008 , 9:13pm
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thanks for the input, I will try the ones listed. i have heard you either love red velvet or you hate red velvet cakes, I may be in the hate red vevlet cake camp.

cakedout Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 1:30am
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What irks me with folks in my area, they think a Red Velvet cake is just a chocolate cake with red food coloring! WRONG! Red Velvet cake gets it flavor from buttermilk and the smidge of cocoa.

My suggestion is if you use a Red Velvet box mix as your base- replace the water with buttermilk and you will be pleasantly surprised at the flavor! thumbs_up.gif

allee Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:39pm
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-cakedout - I agree 150% ! It's not just a chocolate cake w/red food coloring! To me it is the buttermilk and the vinegar/cocoa combo that gives it that distinct flavor. It's nice to see that I am not the only one that thinks like this! I have used buttermilk in place of water in the DH red velvet cake mix and added a mix of cocoa/vinegar to "help" out the taste. It really does make a difference.

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