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post #46 of 68

Is this the crusting cream cheese frosting you posted here? If not, would you mind sharing it with me? Thank you so much, I do not have the crusting cream cheese frosting recipe, and would love to try that!

post #47 of 68

I have used one in a cookbook called Southern Cakes and Bobby Flay's from his showdown show.  Both are really good but Bobby's is a little firmer, so I like to use that one.

Aah, cake. . .the 5th food group!!
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post #48 of 68

I have tried so many red velvet recipes and this is the only one that I found was right on the money:

 

 

 

 

Red Velvet Cake

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 oz. red food coloring

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans.
  • Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.
  • Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together really good with another wire whisk.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
  • Pour into cake pans and then drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • After about ten minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack. I also cover in plastic wrap while the cakes cool.
  • Then make the frosting.

 

 

Edna DelaCruz crusting creamcheese frosting is great!

Ingredients

1/2 cup of shortening
1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter @ room temp
1 8oz bar cream cheese @ room temp
1 tblsp white vanilla extract
2 lbs sifted powder sugar
1/2 tsp salt

 

 

Directions

Cream together shortening, butter, and cream cheese until nice and smooth. Add vanilla into mixture and combine. Sift together sugar and salt, and slowly add to shortening, butter & cheese mixture. Make sure that all sugar is incorporated. Enjoy!

*If to stiff of a consistency use less sugar but all the salt or gradually add milk to make the perfect consistency!

post #49 of 68

This is truly the BEST RED VELVET CAKE EVER, IMO and everyone else that I have served it to...google "Cake Diva"..oh my gosh, it is great!!   Although, I might test some of these on CC as well..they sound scrumptious!!icon_smile.gif

post #50 of 68

This is the one I use and its delicious. You have to watch the video for the directions, but her ingredients are listed.

 

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

 

enjoy!

post #51 of 68

btw, Cake Diva makes hers with coffee which enhances the flavor and it is SUPER MOIST!! OMG, could not stop eating it!! You gotta try it!

post #52 of 68

Hello! I know its been a while, Im a new baker and in charge of my sisters wedding cake, she asked for a red velvet layer and I cant wait to try both recipes macsmom and terrig, my only question is... is it unsweetened, semi sweet or sweet cocoa powder? I would truly appreciate any response! Thank you in advance!

post #53 of 68

I know this is very late but this is by favorite Red Velvet Recipe: http://supercutecookies.com/2011/12/red-velvet-cupcakes/

 

Just in case someone else needs it!

post #54 of 68

I would love these Red Velvet Recipes.  I found one that uses beets in it and only a teaspoon of red food color but am hesitant to try that. In the past have used DH cake mix and 1/2 box of chocolate instant pudding. 

 

Would you mind emailing them to me at lorshort@yahoo.com? Thank you so much!

post #55 of 68
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Originally Posted by soldiernurse View Post

This is truly the BEST RED VELVET CAKE EVER, IMO and everyone else that I have served it to...google "Cake Diva"..oh my gosh, it is great!!   Although, I might test some of these on CC as well..they sound scrumptious!!icon_smile.gif

I didn't find a recipe under cake diva.. I found one under divas can cook.. Did you mean that one? If not, would you mind posting a link?

The coffee in it sounds delicious.
post #56 of 68
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Originally Posted by terrig007 View Post

Here's the one I use after experimenting with a few recipes. This one also gets requested frequently. I got it off of Food Network. I don't use this icing recipe using instead the crusting cream cheese buttercream. I also use only 1 oz. of Red Food coloring and 3 tsps of Cocoa powder. HTH


 

 

I used terrig007's recipe, and it was PERFECT.  My coworkers went bonkers over it. I did accidently add 3 TBS of cocoa instead of 3 tsps, but it was fantastic. Also used crusting buttercream. 

post #57 of 68
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Originally Posted by MacsMom View Post

I tried a homemade recipe and a boxed recipe, then made one up by following the WASC recipe as a guideline and it the winner by far.


I used 3 mixes trying to get the proportion of chocolate right, but it was fine when I used 1 white and 1 milk chocolate mix:


2 boxes white cake mix

1 box dark chocolate cake mix (hard to find, but worth it)

2 pkg choc pudding

2-3/4 c flour

1/4 c cocoa powder

3 c sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

3 c sour cream

8 whole eggs

1/3 c oil

2 tablespoons vanilla

2 jars Wilton red-red (or 2 small bottles of Americolor super red)

Thank you for sharing this! I am such a big fan of WASC and all the variations are so helpful to know.
post #58 of 68
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Originally Posted by RachelsBB View Post


I honestly have no idea what is specifically used in those listed recipes....but I always make mine with unsweeted cocoa.
post #59 of 68
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Originally Posted by newmansmom2004 View Post

There are two red velvet recipes I've used. One is my grandma's and she made it when we were kids. It's the family's favorite cake. The other is the red velvet cake recipe from the Martha Stewart Wedding Cakes book. I was hesitant to even get the book because I'm so not a Martha fan but a friend convinced me I needed the book so I bought it and have tried some of the recipes - all delicious, I might add! The red velvet recipe in her book is - dare I say - better than grandma's. It's a little moister and has a great texture.


If you want either of these recipes, PM me and I'll send them to you.


Julie


PS - The coconut cake in her book is also very delicious! If anyone wants that book, check Amazon. I got it for nearly half price and free shipping.
post #60 of 68

@ baking me crazy---sorry it took so long, but I have been busy with my daughter's wedding....yes, you are correct!! It is "Divas Can Cook" Try it, you'll love it!! I use nothing else!!

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