ARed velvet cake, bavarian creme filling and SMBC do NOT make a good combination. And here I thought it'd be such a sophisticated combination. It was as exciting as chewing on cardboard. Or maybe it's just because I've yet to meet a red velvet I actually enjoy.
Didja ever think that the real original red velvet cakes might have had a missing ingredient? Like homemade hooch? I heard enough stories from elderly relatives about buying from bootleggers during prohibition--I would think that they must have doctored their cakes but couldn't write down the info.
AThat is a fascinating possibility! I actually did come across a red velvet recipe that called for wine when I was researching to build my red velvet recipe. It certainly seems to be lacking that little something special, doesn't it? Maybe I should toss in a full bodied lager and see what happens!
I was so sure raspberry SMBC would go with my southern red-velvet cake (not the chocolate kind, the buttermilk one). Nope. Didn't work. Red velvet cake continues to be a mystery to me.
AI have seen a few posts here praising the combination of red velvet and a raspberry filling. I was about to give that a go even though I was having a hard time envisioning the combination. These cakers are clearly more successful with red velvet than I have been! Or maybe it's just a matter of taste buds. My cake did taste remarkably better with American buttercream so I think beautifully delicate favors like SMBC and vanilla Bavarian creme are just not for red velvet.
I was thinking of a good hard slosh of booze onto each sliced layer as you were assembling the cake.
Hahahaha! Seriously my favorite is red velvet with unflavored SMBC. It's like butter on toast. I make a oil based buttermilk one with a little cocoa powder. Something about that combo is just tasty, especially if you don't love sweet cake.
i thought i was the only one who didn't get it??
I have tried to add more cocoa, buttermilk, beet juice and vinegar and it still tastes like absolutely nothing to me. I can only guess that it's the cream cheese frosting that people like.
AEllaVanilla, you are right. It's the cream cheese frostingmost folks in my area are after. I try to steer them toward chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. It's much much better.