Red Velvet Cake

Baking By graciesj Updated 1 Mar 2011 , 5:28pm by Charmaine49

graciesj Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 4:06pm
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I received an order for RD cake. And I've never made one before. The client wants a shoe box and a shoe. So it needs to be durable and moist. I'm a bit confused on which one tastes the best. Can anyone let me know which recipe is best for this design? thank-you gracie

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weirkd Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 4:19pm
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I like Cake Man Ravens recipe. It tastes really good and its durable but still moist.

graciesj Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 4:31pm
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Thank-you, I just found it. I hear a lot about not using the boxed version because it tastes nothing like the real thing. And that's what I need. The real thing. thank-you again

RoseCitySugarcraft Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 4:37pm
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I give a hearty "second that!" to wierkd's suggestion!
Cake Man Raven's recipe is the best I've tried for a traditional RV.
It's not chocolate cake (with only a couple Tbsp worth in the recipe, and includes vinegar and buttermilk. IMHO, it's PERFECT. icon_smile.gif
HTH, and good luck,
~ Scott

graciesj Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 4:40pm
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Thank-youicon_smile.gif

scp1127 Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 5:31pm
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Love Cakeman, my favorite... but there are two changes to his recipe floating all around the internet and in my opinion, it does make the cake better.

1) Reduce the oil by 1/4 c
2) Increase the cocoa powder by 1 to 2 tbsp

If you choose to used his icing, he several versions. Use 3 sticks of butter instead of 2. One version has it up to 4 sticks, but I haven't tried it yet.

CupQuequito Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 5:51pm
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The search does not bring up Cakeman's recipe... a link, please icon_smile.gif

graciesj Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 6:05pm
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[quote="CupQuequitos_By_Shanali"]The search does not bring up Cakeman's recipe... a link, please icon_smile.gif
here...
www.cake2cake.blogspot.com

graciesj Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 6:06pm
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[quote="scp1127"]Love Cakeman, my favorite... but there are two changes to his recipe floating all around the internet and in my opinion, it does make the cake better.

1) Reduce the oil by 1/4 c
2) Increase the cocoa powder by 1 to 2 tbsp

If you choose to used his icing, he several versions. Use 3 sticks of butter instead of 2. One version has it up to 4 sticks, but I haven't tried it yet.[/quote]

Thank-you very much. I can always rely on CC for best results. thank-youicon_smile.gif

CupQuequito Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 6:27pm
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OK, maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see a recipe for it. Just a few others, like the Apple Slab, or Doughnut Muffins (which I can't wait to make).

anthropia Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 6:48pm
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I would love to have this recipe too. Please help us find it icon_smile.gif

graciesj Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 8:59pm
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alright I'll be right back with it. I just got in. Hold on ladies.icon_smile.gif

graciesj Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 9:02pm
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go here...

www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sara-moulton/southern-red-velvet-cake-recipe/index.html

hope this helps.

emiyeric Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 9:14pm
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Oh, I can't be enthusiastic enough about this recipe!!! SOOOOOO GOOD!

anthropia Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 9:41pm
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Thank you graciesj! icon_biggrin.gif

graciesj Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 10:43pm
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you're welcome emily

graciesj Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 12:03am
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Question ladies & gents, May I use raw apple cider vinegar instead of distilled vinegar in this recipe? I think it's better. can anyone let me know? I just googled it and it seems to be the same. Has anyone used it? thank-you

pattycakesnj Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 12:25am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scp1127

Love Cakeman, my favorite... but there are two changes to his recipe floating all around the internet and in my opinion, it does make the cake better.

1) Reduce the oil by 1/4 c
2) Increase the cocoa powder by 1 to 2 tbsp

If you choose to used his icing, he several versions. Use 3 sticks of butter instead of 2. One version has it up to 4 sticks, but I haven't tried it yet.




I agree, Cakeman Raven recipe but I cut the oil even more, I only use 1 cup oil (though the recipe says 1 1/2 cup) and I increase the cocoa powder and vanilla

CupQuequito Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 12:33am
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Thank you, thank you icon_smile.gif

graciesj Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 3:42am
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Thank-you icon_smile.gif

scp1127 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 5:31am
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pattycakesnj, I'll have to try that. The 1 1/4 is still extremely moist. I use vanilla bean paste and I'm pretty heavy handed in all of my recipes.

graciesj, I have never tried it, but DC Cupcakes uses apple cider vinegar. They say it is more mellow and sweeter.

scp1127 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 6:03am
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By the way, google Cakeman Raven for an interesting read. He has been shut dwn by the health dept several times. One time for no running water because he didn't pay the bill. Employees were washing their hands in a bucket. I think a payroll check bounced and an employee turned him in.

graciesj Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 2:53pm
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[quote="scp1127"]By the way, google Cakeman Raven for an interesting read. He has been shut dwn by the health dept several times. One time for no running water because he didn't pay the bill. Employees were washing their hands in a bucket. I think a payroll check bounced and an employee turned him in.[/quote]

So what are we saying here? This recipe isn't good????????

scp1127 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 2:58pm
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No! It's wonderful. But after already having a retail business, being on Throwdown and having his fantastic recipe all over the internet, he still could not parlay that into a viable business. Wouldn't we all like that kind of jumpstart?

graciesj Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 3:12pm
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Tell me about it. I only pray that he takes this lesson and learns from it. thank-you againicon_smile.gif

cakesmart Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 3:44pm
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Cakeman's recipe is delicious...use it all the time.

Pam57 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 4:02pm
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Can't get the recipe to come up. Can anyone give it to me.
Thanks

scp1127 Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 4:05pm
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google it, it is everywhere. I'm just a slow typist or I would do it.

graciesj Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 4:58pm
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[quote="cakesmart"]Cakeman's recipe is delicious...use it all the time.[/quote]

good to know. I'm making it tomorrow, cannot waiticon_smile.gif

graciesj Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 5:00pm
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[quote="Pam57"]Can't get the recipe to come up. Can anyone give it to me.
Thanks[/quote]

Hey you, just scroll through this thread and you'll find the linkicon_smile.gif

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