Red Velvet Mix?

Decorating By DaisyLisa17 Updated 23 Jan 2011 , 8:51pm by BlakesCakes

DaisyLisa17 Posted 22 Jan 2011 , 3:23am
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Can anyone recommend a good red velvet cake mix? I have tried one... I believe it was DH, and I remember it not being as moist as I know red velvet should be. Any suggestions?

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leily Posted 22 Jan 2011 , 3:43am
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DH is the only mix i know of that has RV.

I suggest a scratch cake, this is one cake that i dont' think a mix can touch. (and i do box, modified box, and scratch recipes of multiple flavors)

DaisyLisa17 Posted 22 Jan 2011 , 3:50am
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Thats what I was thinking... but I'm trying to save on a project I have coming up. And you are right... nothing beats scratch red velvet. Thanks!

All4Show Posted 22 Jan 2011 , 4:04am
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I use DH red velvet, but doctor it with buttermilk, red wine vinegar, white chocolate pudding and sour cream.

sccandwbfan Posted 22 Jan 2011 , 10:19pm
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There's a red velvet redux recipe on this site that I'm going to try out next week. Has anyone ever tried it?


birdlady9771 Posted 22 Jan 2011 , 10:21pm
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I use the DH mix all the time and find it very moist and tasty. I do add a box of chocolate pudding, use flavored coffee creamer or half & half instead of milk and an extra egg. Much easier in my opinion than scratch icon_smile.gif

cheriej Posted 22 Jan 2011 , 10:28pm
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I have the Ad Hoc RV Cake mix from Thomas Keller but I haven't tried it yet. It's pricey but I did try the chocolate cake mix and it was excellent. Everyone was asking me about it when I served it and I don't have that happen often with a straight mix (no doctoring).

infinitsky Posted 22 Jan 2011 , 10:40pm
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How about "Mam Papaul's Red Velvet Cake", someone at the store told me it is really good. There are a few other fancy red velvet mixes too, like "Inna Garten" and "ad hoc". Ofcourse they cost more than DH, that is why I never tried any of those mixes.
In Texas you can get "Mam Papaul's ..." at almost any grocery store like HEB, Kroger and even at Cost Plus stores.
They sell "Inna Garten" at Sur La Table.
"ad hoc" cake mixes are available at Willimas sonoma stores.
If any one tries those mixes post back your opinion on how they are.


dmo4ab Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 2:57am
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I recently fell in love with the WASC method to doctor mixes. The last red velvet I made I used this same method. DH mix, added sugar, flour....all that as normal. I also added about a 1/3 cup cocoa powder and a bottle of red food coloring.Loved it!

shannycakers Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 3:04am
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YEs! red velvet redux is my go to cake, its fabulous and if you dont have buttermilk ou can make it out of white vinegar and milk, just google it. turns out perfect for fondant covering taste and all and you dont need food coloringicon_smile.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 8:51pm
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Glad to hear that some of you like the Redux.

Here's a link to the recipe:


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