CCSP Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 12:33pm
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I am looking for a nice moist Red Velvet Recipe.

I usually use Elissa Straus Recipe and it is not bad. I have tried Buddy's and I found it dry and I disliked Martha Stewarts.

So any suggestions you may have would be great. This is for tiered Cakes

Thanks

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Kellbella Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 1:08pm
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I use Paula Deen's RV cupcake recipe and add 1/2 cup sour cream....its dee-lish and moist. I usually add sour cream to all my recipes even if it doesn't call for it! Good luck!

cupcakemkr Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 1:08pm
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Cake Man Raven's recipe is good: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sara-moulton/southern-red-velvet-cake-recipe/index.html

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 1:45pm
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Originally Posted by Kellbella

I use Paula Deen's RV cupcake recipe and add 1/2 cup sour cream....its dee-lish and moist. I usually add sour cream to all my recipes even if it doesn't call for it! Good luck!




Do you have a link to her recipe?

Kellbella Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 2:04pm
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http://www.pauladeen.com/recipes/view2/red_velvet_cupcakes_with_cream_cheese_frosting/

I also wanted to add that I mix my red food coloring in with the sour cream first, before I stir into to batter. I used to have a problem with "streaks" in the cake batter with other recipes because the food coloring wasn't incorporated well enough. I did experiment and found that was the best way to resolve the problem!

Debbye27 Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 2:12pm
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thanks for the tips!

msulli10 Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 2:27pm
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I have tried many red velvet scratch recipes and find they are never moist enough. I tried Red Velvet re-mix and have never looked back. It is so moist and one of my most requested cakes. Here's the link:
http://cakecentral.com/recipe/red-velvet-re-mix

Mikomomof4 Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 7:25pm
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i made cakeman red velvet. YUMMY. then my sister in law brought some red velvet cupcakes to a function and i thought. "oh no she found out what my "secret" recipe was" icon_sad.gif they were so yummy and they happened to be by paula deen. Paula and red man recipe varies, where cakeman uses oil , paula uses butter. one ingredient different. paula has a special flour but my sis in law used regular ap flour. do think i am gonna switch to paulas for my go to recipe.

AnnieCahill Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 8:03pm
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How moist do you need it? I have used both the Martha Stewart recipe and Cakeman's and have to scale back the oil in both recipes. Perhaps you are overbaking...

Kellbella Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 8:29pm
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Originally Posted by Mikomomof4

i made cakeman red velvet. YUMMY. then my sister in law brought some red velvet cupcakes to a function and i thought. "oh no she found out what my "secret" recipe was" icon_sad.gif they were so yummy and they happened to be by paula deen. Paula and red man recipe varies, where cakeman uses oil , paula uses butter. one ingredient different. paula has a special flour but my sis in law used regular ap flour. do think i am gonna switch to paulas for my go to recipe.




Paula's RV cuppies recipe has oil! icon_smile.gif

HappyCake10609 Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 9:09pm

I really LOVE this recipe: http://www.crumbboss.com/red-velvet-cake/ by Crumb Boss... I have gotten RAVE reviews about it, people who never understood the red velvet hype (myself included) have been converted by this recipe icon_smile.gif

Mikomomof4 Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 12:18am
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Originally Posted by Kellbella

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikomomof4

i made cakeman red velvet. YUMMY. then my sister in law brought some red velvet cupcakes to a function and i thought. "oh no she found out what my "secret" recipe was" icon_sad.gif they were so yummy and they happened to be by paula deen. Paula and red man recipe varies, where cakeman uses oil , paula uses butter. one ingredient different. paula has a special flour but my sis in law used regular ap flour. do think i am gonna switch to paulas for my go to recipe.



Paula's RV cuppies recipe has oil! icon_smile.gif




hmm i don't remember where i got butter from. i read it or was told it. thanks

PinkLotus Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 1:45am

There's a comparison of a few RV recipes here. I made the version that she deemed the best, and it was delicious and very moist.

http://www.crumblycookie.net/2009/02/12/red-velvet-cake-comparison/

bobwonderbuns Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 1:59am

Here's the one I use -- it's now one of my most requested cakes! It's by MacsMom.


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

CCSP Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 1:36pm

Thanks for all your replies. I am going to try the Crumb boss and I will let you know what I think

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 1:47pm

Oh by the way, I forgot to mention on the MacsMom recipe -- if you use 18.25 oz cake mixes it makes 26 cups batter. If you use the "new" 16.25 oz boxes, it only makes 20 cups batter. Good to know!! icon_biggrin.gif

CCSP Posted 31 May 2012 , 3:35pm
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Originally Posted by HappyCake10609

I really LOVE this recipe: http://www.crumbboss.com/red-velvet-cake/ by Crumb Boss... I have gotten RAVE reviews about it, people who never understood the red velvet hype (myself included) have been converted by this recipe icon_smile.gif





So I tried this recipe and " LOVED IT!!! " This is my new go to recipe for red velvet, I too never understood the big deal until I tried this recipe. Moist and Delicious.

icer101 Posted 31 May 2012 , 4:11pm

I love Crumbboss recipes. I will have to try this one now. Thanks for the info also.

sixbittersweets Posted 2 Feb 2013 , 7:05am

Well now I'm curious about Crumb Boss's recipe, but I did 8 test runs with various tweaks until I found my perfect RV recipe and I can vouch for it 100%: http://www.6bittersweets.com/2011/10/devilishly-delicious-best-red-velvet.html

luvscrystalsluvsbaking Posted 20 May 2013 , 11:32am

I dont think any1 has actually noticed but paula deen, cakeman raven and crumb boss's red velvet cake recipes are all the same.... crumb boss does have more cocoa powder than the other 2 recipes besides that, they are basically the same recipes... 

Annabakescakes Posted 20 May 2013 , 12:29pm

AI took screen shots and compared all 3, and they are the same, lol. Are the mixing directions the same? I didn't get those in the shot!

Debcent Posted 23 May 2013 , 3:20pm

http://www.woodlandbakeryblog.com/red-velvet-cake/

 

Crumb boss Gretchen, has a video for her recipe.

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