What Does Red Velvet Taste Like?

Decorating By cattycornercakes Updated 21 Jul 2010 , 1:37am by Jeep_girl816

cattycornercakes Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 12:28am
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So I just made my first batch of red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing. I've never had red velvet before...so....what is it supposed to taste like?

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kayjess Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 12:42am
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I personally think it has no real flavor and don't really care for it... icon_lol.gif but everyone else seems to LOVE it... icon_rolleyes.gif

Reimagining_Confections Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 12:54am
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Red food coloring! I can't stand them. They are a mild slightly cocoa cupcake with a ton of red food coloring and hint of vinegar. Bluck. Plus I hate how my hands are stained for days after baking them.

Give me chocolate cupcakes any day of the week. Then again hold the cupcake and just give me chocolate. That works too!

TartletteTreats Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:00am
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The most poetic way I've heard it is "like yellow cake kissed with cocoa". It should be slightly chocolaty and you should not be able to taste food coloring.

Montrealconfections Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:01am
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I had also heard many good things about red velvet on TV (I'm in Canada and had never seen it here) so I dug up a recipe and tried it I was not impressed after I did a little research I found that several bakers were having issues with the strange taste the red food color left behind. In the end to me it tastes like a bland chocolate cake artificially colored to add some pizzazz. I like the cream cheese icing but really don't get the hype about red velvet cake. BTW during my research I found that the original version of this cake got its color naturally with beet juice tried that recipe as well, no better just no strange dye taste and no red color since beet juice isn't strong enough to over power the brown from the chocolate.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:11am
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Someone basically started this exact thread about a week ago: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6884201-.html#6884201

cattycornercakes Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:17am
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I don't taste the red food coloring. It just tastes like chocolate cake. Guess its right then!

cattycornercakes Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:20am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeep_girl816

Someone basically started this exact thread about a week ago: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6884201-.html#6884201




Thanks for posting that link...I guess I missed that. Good to see more opinions.

Jeep_girl816 Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:37am
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No prob, sometimes they sneak by us, or maybe I just have waaay too much time on my hands icon_lol.gif

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