I tried the search mechanism, but I'm either not using it correctly, or no one has posted this (which would surprise me!)
Anyone have either a scratch or doctored mix recipe for no-dye red velvet? I did order a great version of red beet powder that came yesterday, and it looks great. I just have no clue or experience, and would love some suggestions and tips!
I can't attest to any of them as I've never tried it, but if you google "natural red velvet cake recipe" you get lots of results. Here's just one of them http://baking-decorating-cakes.suite101.com/article.cfm/naturally_colored_red_velvet_cake
Good luck! I hate the idea of how much red food dye is in a red velvet cake - I'd love to know how the beet powder comes out!
LMBO!!! That's the exact one I have bookmarked in my browser!!! I just wanted some advice or other commentary from people who have done it! I will be sure to post how it comes out (it's for 4/25, but I think I will be doing a practice go).
I grew up on "beet" RVcake but unfortunately, the recipe got lost as generations passed on.... I do hope you post on this cake. Would like to know how you liked it.
I have tried lots of different things and I never got anywhere. The theory seems to be that the original red is from a reaction between the cocoa powder and baking soda but I've never experienced that with the different cocoa powders I've tried.
I've used beet in the mix and it just turns brown when cooked, you could try it though, maybe the powder is different.
I always try to find the palest cocoa, scharrfen berger is quite pale, then I use a double concentrate liquid red coloring, which integrates easily.
The reason people like red velvet so much imo is because it is full of oil and it has cream cheese frosting!
Duplicate post. See also: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-676120.html