idgalpal Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 5:26pm

Hi there- I know this subject has been addressed in the past and I did search for it, but couldn't find what I was looking for.
My question is - Can I use WASC recipe for Red Velvet? I'm starting with DH Red Velvet cake mix, can I omit almond flavoring all together and just use butter and vanilla? Should I use buttermilk for the liquid?
I've only made RV once before and it was from scratch. I just can't bring myself to dump all that red food coloring into another cake!
TIA

Thanks JanH for moving this post to the correct forum! icon_redface.gif

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ponderiffic Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 5:45pm

I would definitely omit the almond extract, put vanilla instead. I would use whole eggs instead of egg whites too. I am not sure about the buttermilk, though. Hopefully someone else will chime in on this. I LOVE red velvet so I hope there are more insights on this thread.

mbark Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 5:48pm

I have been meaning to try MacsMom's recipe for my next RV order, but subbing buttermilk for the coffee creamer...

MadMillie Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 5:58pm

Here is Macsmom Red Velvet, it can be found in this document https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=df4f9hbq_46cs9f28fs.
Red Velvet Cake - MacsMom *If you don't have 100 mouths to feed, lol, just use 1 box white and measure out 1/2 of the chocolate cake mix, and obviously use half of all the other ingredients.
2 boxes white cake mix
1 box dark chocolate cake mix
2 pkg chocolate pudding
2 teaspoons salt
3 c flour
3 c sugar
3 c sour cream
3 cups vanilla coffee creamer
1 cup water
1/3 c oil
9 eggs
2 tablespoons butter flavoring
2 (1oz) jars Wilton red-red

idgalpal Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 6:52pm

I think I'm going to experiment and try it with the buttermilk in some cupcakes today.

lyndim Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 7:28pm

Thanks Madmillie, I Just checked out all the recipes, lots to choose from. I'll defenitely try some of those out. thumbs_up.gif

caymancake Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 7:30pm

I make red velvet wasc all the time and I love it! It's so much easier than making red velvet from scratch and is still sooo yummy! Here is my recipe:

1 Box DH Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 C all purpose flour
1 C white sugar
1 C sour cream
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/3 C water

Mix well and bake! Sometimes I also add a small package of chocolate instant pudding, but not always. Either way, I get a great cake icon_smile.gif. HTH

idgalpal Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 7:42pm

Thanks caymancake!! I'll give it a try~

littlejewel Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 8:17pm

someone once shared the cake man raven red velvet cake receipe on one of cc forums. I was wondering.....uhm,, if any who has it would be kind enough to share.

thanks in advance

littlejewel Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 7:34pm




Thank you very much. What is your favorite red velvet cake

MadMillie Posted 9 Jan 2011 , 11:20pm

I haven't tried one yet. I've been saving the various recipes posted on CC in hopes of trying one soon. Be sure to copy and past the recipe into a word document, the links I had saved had been removed and it was harder to find. If you would like me to post the recipes or links to the other recipes let me know. Maybe I will try to bake one or two for Valentine's Day.

fers_77 Posted 18 Oct 2012 , 4:52pm

I make my Red Velvet cake using the wasc method all the time, and my customers like it a lot! The only thing I have not tried yet is putting chocolate pudding in it, I will try and see what happens. Even w/o pudding cake is rich and dense, great for stacking too. Happy baking everyone! icon_biggrin.gif

pinkfluffycupcake Posted 18 Oct 2012 , 5:22pm
littlejewel Posted 19 Oct 2012 , 5:32pm

thank you so much for the cake man raven recipe. I tried it a day after first asking the question look great and my Dad loved it. icon_biggrin.gif

CharliesMom09 Posted 19 Oct 2012 , 6:14pm

I 2nd BlakesCakes red velvet redux recipe. It's yummy, WASC-style that uses red velvet cake mix so you don't have to add any food coloring.

noblenole Posted 29 May 2013 , 12:09am

THIS RECIPE IS THE BEST.  FIRST TIME I MADE IT WAS ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND NOW PEOPLE ARE ASKING FOR IT LIKE CRAZY!! SO EASY TOO!!! I BAKED AT 300 DEGREES FOR THE FIRST HALF THEN RAISED THE TEMP TO 325 DEGREES FOR THE REMAINDER.  IT CAN ALSO BE DOUBLED VERY EASY.  NOT ONLY IS IT SOOO EASY AND FAST BUT VERY MOIST AND DELICIOUS!!!! EVERYONE NEEDS TO TRY THIS ONE FOR SURE!

 

PAM  

Awesome Cakes by Pam

 

Annie70 Posted 29 May 2013 , 2:21am

noblenole which recipe did you use??

janetbakes Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 1:56am

Which cake recipe are you talking about? Which was the best

BatterUpCake Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 2:17am

I just made it tonight. Too tired to type it out tonight. It was great. Will do it tomorrow if u remindme

howsweet Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 4:36pm

I'd like to know what that is, too! haha

 

The only cake I make with a mix is red velvet. If you have access to Dawn red velvet mix, it's super easy and tastes exactly like what red velvet lovers expect. You have to have a scale to weigh the ingredients.
 

trebakes Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 6:53pm

I think they are talking about the red velvet redux recipe on page 1. If not they should be. That recipe is fabulous and it has buttermilk as an ingredient. Some will only eat my red velvet cakes. I haven't had one that compares to it. HTH

jenlyn75 Posted 5 Sep 2013 , 12:29am

I am going to attempt to make this for the first time!  You don't add any oil to it???

noblenole Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 3:19am

I am soooooo sorry - I didn't see your response - 

Here is the recipe - 

 

1 box of Duncan Hunes Red Velvet Cake mix

1 cup AP flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup sour cream

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp salt

1-2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/3 cup water

 

Bake for 50 minutes at 300 degrees then raise temp to 325 and bake till done - approx 20-30 minutes

noblenole Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 3:20am

no oil

noblenole Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 3:20am

posted the recipe

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