majormichel Posted 11 Sep 2012 , 4:52pm
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I have never ever had red velvet cake. Please describe how it suppose to taste. I just don't understand, it has red food colouring a few teaspons of chocolate and everyone one loves it.

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AnnieCahill Posted 11 Sep 2012 , 7:03pm
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It should have a very slight chocolate flavor (like a light milk chocolate/German chocolate flavor), and maybe a bit of tang from the buttermilk and vinegar. It's a very moist cake. It makes me cringe from all the food coloring, but aside from that the cake itself is good. I don't like chocolate very much so for me it's a very good, mild cake. It should really only have a slight chocolate flavor. A popular recipe is from Cakeman Raven. You can look it up because it's all over the internet. I use Martha Stewart's recipe which is almost identical to Cakeman's.

MimiFix Posted 11 Sep 2012 , 7:23pm
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majormichel, I think of Red Velvet as an acquired taste. It's a strong part of the southern culture. I grew up in NY where I'd never heard of Red Velvet. But when we moved south, it was everywhere. I asked numerous people what kind of cake/flavor it was but never got an answer as specific as Annie's. A good Red Velvet recipe makes for a very nice cake. But you can't eat it expecting chocolate or you will be disappointed.

majormichel Posted 12 Sep 2012 , 1:51am
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Thanks for responding. Will try Cakeman Raven and Martha Stewart recipes.

icer101 Posted 12 Sep 2012 , 2:12am
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Bobby Glay has a great one also. I think he beat cakeman raven on the challenge. I like them both.

matthewkyrankelly Posted 12 Sep 2012 , 2:21am
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The taste is often described like a frosty from Wendy's. The chocolate is there, but only contributing to the flavor. It mixes with the tang from the buttermilk and vinegar and is smoothed out by the vanilla.

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