Food Color Amount For Red Velvet Cake

Baking By Jeannem Updated 28 Sep 2010 , 6:36pm by lindseylu8

Jeannem Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 3:22pm
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SoI have to make a red velvet wedding cake. Most recipies are written using the watery red food coloring found in grocery stores. My recipe calls for 1/4 cup--how much Americolor super red should I use? I'll add additional water to bring the volume up to the 1/4 cup.

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leily Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 3:33pm
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i measure out the 1/4 cup of water and then add the americolor until it "looks" right. not sure how much it really is, but a few drops usually does the trick

lindseylu8 Posted 28 Sep 2010 , 6:36pm
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The recipe I have actually calls for 2 oz. I always use 1 and its plenty red.

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