Red Velvet Cake Using Beets

Baking By annie84 Updated 20 Feb 2011 , 10:48pm by mykangaroo

annie84 Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 11:09pm
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Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a traditional red velvet recipe that uses beets instead of red food colouring. I've found a lot of recipes use way too much food colouring and have heard that using beets gives a nice rich colour (not bright red) and makes a really moist cake. Any advice would be helpful!

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anamado Posted 21 Dec 2010 , 11:31pm
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Originally Posted by aforeste

(...) and have heard that using beets gives a nice rich colour (not bright red) (...)

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You have????
I have tried lots of ways of trying to get red cakes with beet, and none of them has ever stayed red.
The dough has always this beautiful colour and then it becomes yellow after baked... icon_sad.gif
I have used it raw, boiled and dehydratated (powdered)
Do you have any recipe????

annie84 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 12:35am
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I took a cake decorating class this fall and one of the instructors told me this was the case. She did not give out her recipe though icon_sad.gif

yeneleti Posted 19 Feb 2011 , 9:56pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by annie84

Hi Everyone,

I'm looking for a traditional red velvet recipe that uses beets instead of red food colouring. I've found a lot of recipes use way too much food colouring and have heard that using beets gives a nice rich colour (not bright red) and makes a really moist cake. Any advice would be helpful!

Thanks icon_smile.gif




hey !

I don't know if you found the recipe of red velvet yet, but this link may help you. I tried it and it was delicious cake and reeed velvet but I used powder food color.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PCZkpF1_wU&feature=related

I hope that I helped some how .

yeneleti Posted 19 Feb 2011 , 11:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by anamado

Quote:
Originally Posted by aforeste

(...) and have heard that using beets gives a nice rich colour (not bright red) (...)

Thanks icon_smile.gif



You have????
I have tried lots of ways of trying to get red cakes with beet, and none of them has ever stayed red.
The dough has always this beautiful colour and then it becomes yellow after baked... icon_sad.gif
I have used it raw, boiled and dehydratated (powdered)
Do you have any recipe????






hey !

I don't know if you found the recipe of red velvet yet, but this link may help you. I tried it and it was delicious cake and reeed velvet but I used powder food color.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

I hope that I helped some how .

anamado Posted 20 Feb 2011 , 9:50am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yeneleti



I don't know if you found the recipe of red velvet yet, but this link may help you. I tried it and it was delicious cake and reeed velvet but I used powder food color.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

I hope that I helped some how .




The link isn't working... icon_smile.gif
Could you pm it to me?
Thanks! icon_smile.gif

mykangaroo Posted 20 Feb 2011 , 10:48pm
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yesterday I made a red velvet cake and no one liked the the caked except my sister. I'm supposed to do a red velvet for a baby shower and I'm in desperate need of a great reciepe. please help me ANYONE?!
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