Red Velvet Cake Fillings.... Need Something New

Decorating By sweetts99 Updated 18 Oct 2010 , 2:01pm by tpatmore

sweetts99 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:29pm
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Hello all! Thanks in advance for any ideas you may have.
I have a red velvet cake coming up and am sooo tired of the normal cream cheese filling. However since this is a somewhat traditional viewed cake, people (like my DH) pooh pooh my ideas.
I need something different for a filling. I am just not sure. Everyone seems to taste something different when eating red velvet.
If anyone has something that will work well, please would you care to share?

Thanks oh so much! thumbs_up.gif

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dinascakes Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:44pm
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I've made it with the cream cheese filling and added in mini chocolate chips for texture. But another yummy combination is whipped chocolate ganache. Oh so good!! HTH

aswartzw Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:47pm
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I never thought chocolate would taste good with red velvet but I covered my last RV with choc. ganache to cover it with fondant and it was superb! I will definitely consider doing chocolate for RV fillings now (whether with cream cheese added or not).

Also, I've been wanting to try the canolli recipe that I've seen lots of people use (I forgot about it last time).

multilayered Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 2:51pm
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I always fill my Red Velvet with White Chocolate Ganache Buttercream..everyone LOVES iticon_smile.gif

tootie0809 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 3:02pm
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I had a customer order her entire wedding cake a few months ago in Red Velvet with Strawberry buttercream. Surprisingly, it was really good! I've also had a few customers love Red Velvet with Bavarian Cream Buttercream.....this is my new favorite combo for Red Velvet!

rowingmom Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 3:08pm
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I have used both whipped White chocolate Ganache with and without fresh straberries and strawberry buttercream. I also have used a White chocolate coconut ganache. Good luck.

sweetts99 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 5:58pm
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Thank You Thank You! I also never thought about chocolate with the RV cake. Guess I thought it would over power the cake. It just so happens I just today made some ganache, so I may just use the rest for the RV cake filling! Thanks oh so much! icon_biggrin.gif

RoseCitySugarcraft Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 6:15pm
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My usual pairings with RV cake are to make a cooked/whipped flour filling..and ice the cake with a 7-minute frosting.

The flavor of traditional RV cake is so unique, that using anything else overpowers that wonderful taste (imho).

I can't remember what the filling is actually called, but it may be here in the recipes section, or Google it, and you'll find it.

HTH,
~ Scott

bakincakin Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 6:17pm
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Wow, do these sound good. I'll have to try them the next time I make RV.

TrixieTreats Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 6:25pm
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I had a request several months ago for Chocolate Cream Cheese buttercream with RV.

KristyCakes Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 1:27am
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I also like cheesecake flavored buttercream

cakesrock Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 2:50am
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I use the dreamy creamy white chocolate cream cheese icing ( in put it in recipes).

CakesbyCarla Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 6:24pm
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Scott- Are you talking about a twinkie type filling? It's cooked flour based. There's a recipe on CC and many out there. I tried it with white cake and it was awesome. I bet it'd be good in just about anything (red velvet included).

aswartzw Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 6:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CakesbyCarla

Scott- Are you talking about a twinkie type filling? It's cooked flour based. There's a recipe on CC and many out there. I tried it with white cake and it was awesome. I bet it'd be good in just about anything (red velvet included).




No, I think he's referring to the usual cooked icing that is paired with red velvet: it's the north way of doing it versus the southern way of using CC. I actually can't stand this type but that's just me!

RoseCitySugarcraft Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 10:24pm
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Carla,
That is indeed the filling I was referring to. It's so light in texture, and flavor, that it seems to me to be the best filling for RV.

@aswartzw: I am curious now which cooked filling YOU are talking about.

tpatmore Posted 18 Oct 2010 , 2:01pm
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I have a request for peanut butter icing on red velvet cake?! Anyone ever do this and have any idea how it's going to taste?

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