Red Velvet Cake Disaster!!

Baking By kandykane12 Updated 8 Jan 2011 , 11:31pm by JanH

kandykane12 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 6:08am
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Ok, i have a recipe for a red velvet cake. It calls for a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Well it has baked for the recommended time plus some. It has basically blew up in my oven. What went wrong, now all three cakes are deflated and very minimum cake batter is left in the pan... Please help Sad

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playingwithsugar Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 6:14am
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Originally Posted by kandykane12

It calls for a mixture of baking soda and vinegar.




Elaborate on this please - does the recipe call for you to mix the bs and vinegar together prior to adding it to the batter, or is it just two ingredients in the batter?

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kandykane12 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 6:45am
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Yes the recipe called for the two to be mixed together prior to putting it into the batter

playingwithsugar Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 6:51am
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I also saw that in other recipes online. Apparently, the mixture over-reacted for some reason. Can you please post just the ingredients, so I can try to figure this out? Thanks.

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kandykane12 Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 7:14am
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Sure, there are as follows:
Cake:

* 2 cups sugar
* 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
* 2 eggs
* 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
* 2 ounces red food coloring
* 2 1/2 cups cake flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup buttermilk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 tablespoon vinegar

playingwithsugar Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 7:59am
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And your instructions say to stir the vinegar and baking soda together, then add it in at the end, right before you pan the batter?

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JanH Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 11:28pm
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

And your instructions say to stir the vinegar and baking soda together, then add it in at the end, right before you pan the batter?

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Here's the recipe:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/grandmother-pauls-red-velvet-cake-recipe/index.html

HTH

JanH Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 11:31pm
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What size cake pans did you use (include depth)?

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