How Do I Get My Red Velvet Firmer?

Baking By gr8cakemaker Updated 6 Dec 2009 , 8:22pm by Mike1394

gr8cakemaker Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:55pm
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ok so, I always have problems with my red velvet being really soft. I use a dr.ed recipe and I was thinking of adding a bit more flour to it to make the cake firmer. Heres my dr.ed recipe.
1 package of duncan hines red velvet
1 1/3 cup water
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 tbls veg oil
2 tbls flavoring

Im sure Im not the only one using that particular dr.ed recipe. I got it from my wilton instructor. Does adding more flour to the mix make sense. Any advice would be great! thanks in advance!

7 replies
j_arney Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:02pm
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I just made a red velvet the other day that was pretty firm. I used a regular box mix, then added a packet of chocolate pudding mix and 1 extra egg. It was quite good!!

KHalstead Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:05pm
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yep, add a pudding mix...........i add vanilla to mine...I felt like choc. pudding made it taste too chocolatey and not like red velvet personal opinion though...and the bride mention she LOVES red velvet and HATES chocolate cake, so I erred on the side of caution as well and tasted some and it was delicious!

Iva1976 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:28pm
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How about a cup of sour cream??

Jennzoe333 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 5:05pm
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I just made a two tier fondant covered cake (see the Pooh cake in my photos) and it was red velvet. I used this recipe:

It was fantastic.. very firm, but not too dense. I highly recommend it.

mrspriss0912 Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 8:04pm
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for a box recpie try reducing the amount of water that is what i do to make my cakes a little moore dense it seems to work for me

Mike1394 Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by Iva1976

How about a cup of sour cream??


Mike1394 Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 8:22pm
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Take out two egg yolks.


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