Dh Red Velvet Cake

Decorating By LisaBa Updated 23 Dec 2009 , 7:40pm by Yazmin

LisaBa Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 10:47pm
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Has anyone tried DH red velvet cake? If so, how was it? I want to make some cupcakes for a party and wanted something quick. I use DH white and love it but make red velvet from scratch. Thanks for any info..........

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Angel_Cake Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 10:59pm
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I use it all the time, it's great!

davespeg Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 11:07pm
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It has a great flavor and texture. It's one of my favorites.

kuku4cake Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 11:12pm
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I've done both, made red velvet from scratch and used DH. Everyone tells me DH taste better!!

LisaBa Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 11:20pm
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Thanks for the input! I saw a recipe for white chocolate cream cheese frosting.........wonder if this would be better plain cream cheese frosting? I have never tasted it. Thoughts????

LisaBa Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 11:57pm
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Oh, forgot to ask do you doctor it in any way?

keystone Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 12:12am
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I don't doctor it and everyone loves it!

aundrea Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 12:31am
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i too make red velvet from scratch- i consider that my southern red velvet cake. and make DH (doctored) i call that my nothern red velvet cake.
ive never had any complaints on either of them. there is definately a slight taste differnce.
ive also made white chocolate cream cheese frosting. i definately like it better than regular cream cheese. i think white chocolate gnaache goes better with red velvet than cream cheese.
HTH

LisaBa Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 12:32am
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would you share your white chocolate ganache recipe? Can it be piped on the cupcakes? Thanks!

zdebssweetsj Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 5:04am
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I've always made my red velvet from scratch, what a PIA I've got two boxes of DH red velvet in the pantry, now I'll defintely give it a try.

davespeg Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 7:02am
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Straight from the box works for me. Since I'm not the neatest cook, I wind up looking like someone stabbed me and I bled all over my white tile counter. LOL icon_biggrin.gif

JanH Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 8:10am
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BlakesCakes Red Velvet Redux (doctored cake mix recipe):

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7573/red-velvet-redux-easy-durable

This chocolate ganache recipe requires twice the amount when made with white chocolate:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/2116/chocolate-ganache-1

Other "white" ganache recipes:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-130571-.html

HTH

madgeowens Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 8:50am
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I liked it very much as did my family adding nothing extra to it.

LisaBa Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 2:17pm
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Thanks everyone.

Hmmmm, to doctor or not doctor?? White choc cream cheese or white choc ganache??

BlakesCakes Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 5:10am
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My doctored recipe is a bit more dense with a tighter crumb.

I use it for both layer cakes and cupcakes and it will hold up to fondant, if needed.

I love the white chocolate cream cheese on it.

Rae

Peridot Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 8:25pm
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BlakesCakes,

Will you share how you doctor your red Velvet Cake as I prefer a more dense cake with a tighter crumb also.

Thanks

BlakesCakes Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 8:58pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JanH

BlakesCakes Red Velvet Redux (doctored cake mix recipe):

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7573/red-velvet-redux-easy-durable





Rae

Peridot Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 9:39pm
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Sorry - I guess I can't read. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I keep shying away from this cake beause I didn't want to make a cake that was too "soft" and not hold up to the weight of the fondant.

flourgirlz Posted 21 Dec 2009 , 10:17pm
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What white chocolate cream cheese recipe do you use?

BlakesCakes Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 6:40am
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The one by the Cake Doctor is very nice:

http://food.ivillage.com/recipefinder/display/0,,hbp5,00.html

Rae

Icing2009 Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 6:58am
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I use this recipe and it is the greatest that I've ever had and I use this for every cream cheese recipe that I have. I love the white choc cream cheese icing it's awesome!

I use:
2 pkgs cream cheese
2 sticks butter
1 pkg white candy melts or white choc to equivalent
2 tbsp lemon juice (help with sweetness)
3-4 cups powdered sugar to taste

Melt the white choc and mix the cream cheese and butter while waiting, then add in the choc after it has cooled a bit. Add lemon juice and then add the powdered sugar to your liking. I like the taste of cream cheese more than the sugar so sometimes I put just the 3 cups in for more cream cheese taste but add the 4 cups when making it for others. I hope you guys enjoy. Let me know if you try it!

I also make red velvet from scratch, I'm a southerner and was raised to never make red velvet from a box, lol. So no help there. But enjoy the cream cheese frosting it will make anything taste good, even on choc cake.

superwawa Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 7:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by davespeg

Straight from the box works for me. Since I'm not the neatest cook, I wind up looking like someone stabbed me and I bled all over my white tile counter. LOL icon_biggrin.gif




LOL You have just described my first (and only) attempt to make red velvet cake icon_lol.gif

mmgiles Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 7:37pm
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I use the box cake mix with a box of chocolate pudding an an extra egg. My vote is for docotored.

Yazmin Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 7:40pm
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My co-workers love the HD red velvet cupcakes (they do not know I use a cake mix shhhh) it comes out perfect everytime, do not need to doctor it. JUst one tip do not over mix.

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