Red Velvet Cake Not Red

Decorating By car1979 Updated 24 Mar 2013 , 11:28pm by car1979

car1979 Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 11:16pm
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AHi I have made this cake from 2 different recipes but cake comes out brown can I use beetroot instead or does it alter the taste

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-K8memphis Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 11:18pm
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what are the ingredients in the recipes you have used??


do they call for red food color?

car1979 Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 12:11am
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AHi yes both recipe food colouring

-K8memphis Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 12:17am
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usually red velvet has a little bit of cocoa and a lot of red food color so without knowing exactly what you used it's hard to say exactly why yours came out brown instead of red


what kind of food color did you use?


there's a formula for using beetroot because it's not straight forward-- where you just put it in and it works you have to do some certain steps


you can do a search for it because someone blogged about it if you can find it out there

car1979 Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 8:52am
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AOk thanks

Pheoner Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 10:40am
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the recipe i use has like 6 tablespoons of red food colouring and some cocoa. Mine turn out red. How much food colouring does ur recipe say to use? This is the recipe i use and ive never had a bad batch or a negetive compliment

car1979 Posted 24 Mar 2013 , 11:28pm
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AThanks I'll give it a try

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