heiser73 Posted 24 Jan 2007 , 9:20pm
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Hi there,
I was just wondering if anyone has made a red velvet cake using the White Almond Sour Cream recipe? I'm not sure if it would work or not but I was thinking of trying it out tonight, so I thought I would check here first to see if anyone else has tried this.

Also, can you use cake flour in that recipe?

Thanks everyone! -Alison

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JanH Posted 24 Jan 2007 , 9:58pm
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Typically, the RVC is a chocolate recipe that has buttermilk or vinegar as an ingredient.

To make a RVC from the WASC, you'd need to add cocoa powder (at least 2 Tbls.) and delete the almond extract for starters....

The easiest way would be to use an extender recipe with a chocolate cake mix and just add a Tblsp. of vinegar (as per the yellow cake mix version - http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-376-9-Red-Velvet-Cake-III.html)

Extender recipe:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1977-0-Cake-Mix-extender.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1953-0-Super-Enhanced-Cake-Formula.html

RVC from doctored mix threads:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-50293-html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-34839-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-21469-.html

Good Luck and please let us know your results icon_smile.gif

Eme Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 8:19pm
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heiser73, were you able to make the RVC using the WASC recipe?? I use that recipe for all my cakes flavors and was hoping to be able to add this to the list. I was wondering tho' if I would still be able to add buttermilk to this recipe since it has sour cream already in it.

This is what I was thinking.....sub half the water for buttermilk and add 1 tbsp of vinegar???? Will I give the cake too much 'tang' (for lack of better word icon_confused.gif ) if I use all these ingredients together?? Should I skip the vinegar?? I want to try this but I've never had RVC myself and don't know what flavor I'm really going for. I am going to use german chocolate mix for that delicate chocolate flavor (and omit the almond), but as for the rest........Any help, anyone??

Eme Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 10:38pm
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Anyone???? Help please!???!!

Crimsicle Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 11:08pm
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Well, you could certainly make a red cake, but it wouldn't be a "Red Velvet Cake." That's a specific scratch recipe.

TheCakerator Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 11:17pm
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I can't help you .. I just wanted to say you guys are amazing! I have never once made a cake from anything other then a box in my life! I would never be able to figure out what to subsitute what for what and add that and minus that .. you guys are kitchen geniouses!

bethola Posted 1 Feb 2007 , 11:18pm
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Originally Posted by heiser73

Hi there,
I was just wondering if anyone has made a red velvet cake using the White Almond Sour Cream recipe? I'm not sure if it would work or not but I was thinking of trying it out tonight, so I thought I would check here first to see if anyone else has tried this.

Also, can you use cake flour in that recipe?

Thanks everyone! -Alison




AND EME:

Use a DH Red Velvet Cake Mix instead of the White Cake Mix and make the cake! I don't know why that wouldn't work!

I do scratch RVC and I have also used the DH in a pinch. I LOVE RVC.....and I think the mix and the scratch are both luscious!

Hey! My motto is: The easier....the better!

Beth in KY

Eme Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 7:10pm
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bethola, I usually use BC, but I have never seen the RVC in DH mix. I think I can make it work with the german chocolate, BUT....does it have a different/special/unique taste??? While I don't do scratch anymore, I do always use the WASC recipe as a base. Basically, I just need to know the flavor and I can probably adapt my base recipe to match.

I know, I know, why not just taste it...Not too fond of cake myself..just like the artistic aspect and being able to make a killer flavor!

brea1026 Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 7:32pm
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wasc? I tried to search it, but I don't know that actual name. I see people have used it a lot. I am looking for a great tasting cake recipe. Is that a good one to start with?

Eme Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 7:59pm

WASC - white, almond, sour cream wedding cake. Its very similar to the extender version that are on this site. You can make it in the 'original' white, or alter the eggs and make it in chocolate (its in the recipe), but I also found that I can use any box mix to make a different version, or simply alter the extracts. For example, I don't want my lemon cake to be yellow, so I add lemon extract and zest. There is an ongoing thread in one of the forums on this recipe and variations. HTH

bonnscakesAZ Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 8:23pm

I have made the red velvet usig the wasc recipe. I used the red velvet cake mix and made it just like the chocolate version.

slb1956 Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 8:24pm

i'm really dumb..
What is BC. RVC, WASC ???
I think we need and Abbreviation look up page some where on here..

ctorno Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 8:34pm
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Also, can you use cake flour in that recipe?




my last cake I used this recipe with cake flour. I think it made it more like a pound cake, it was denser, but still very very good. The recipe itself may make a dense cake though. I have one in the oven right now with all-purpose to see the difference. On the side of the box of cake flour it says to add an additional 2 TBS of cake flour for each cup of flour called for, which I did not realize at the time.

I think either way you are fine, it is a yummy cake!!

good luck

tiggy2 Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 8:39pm

The best red velvet cake recipe I have found is "Sarah's Red Velvet" found on this site. It is so easy to make, very moist and taste sooooo good.

bethola Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 9:06pm
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Originally Posted by Eme

bethola, I usually use BC, but I have never seen the RVC in DH mix. I think I can make it work with the german chocolate, BUT....does it have a different/special/unique taste??? While I don't do scratch anymore, I do always use the WASC recipe as a base. Basically, I just need to know the flavor and I can probably adapt my base recipe to match.

I know, I know, why not just taste it...Not too fond of cake myself..just like the artistic aspect and being able to make a killer flavor!




I would say you COULD use german chocolate and add red food color. I'm not really a fan of german chocolate. I have only seen Red Velvet Cake Mix in DH. That is not to say that others don't make it...it's just that I've not seen it.

GOOD LUCK!!

Beth in KY

Eme Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 11:07pm

Beth and Bonnie:

Thanks for the info ladies. I guess I am on the hunt for the RV cake mix.

Bonnie: did you use DH? and does that mix have pudding in the mix? If not I guess I will need to add some? Or did it not make a difference? BC and Pillsbury already have the pudding so I never have to worry about it. I think I will be doing some playing and tasting this weekend. Gym, here I come! : )

Heidi

Eme Posted 2 Feb 2007 , 11:18pm
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Originally Posted by slb1956

i'm really dumb..
What is BC. RVC, WASC ???
I think we need and Abbreviation look up page some where on here..




Go the the Forums page and scroll down to the General Forum.....First sticky is an abbreviation guide for the site (and other sites) icon_wink.gif

bonnscakesAZ Posted 3 Feb 2007 , 12:09am

I have used whatever I can find in red velvet, I think usually DH. I have never added pudding and it is always really moist. I have heard of people having trouble with red velvet leaking through icing and stuff. I have never had any problems using this one.

brea1026 Posted 4 Feb 2007 , 5:05am

I was reading this thread and decided to try the DH RV mix and I used the coffee creamer instead of water- it is so moist and the bits that I tried taste great! I am planning on making a cream cheese frosting tomorrow- but as I have only made buttercream before I am not sure how CC frosting crusts. I am planning on making a transfer for the top and I was wondering if anyone has made one using CC frosting instead of buttercream. I would really love any tips you may have! Thanks for the help!

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