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post #301 of 762

By saying"Be Kind" it was meant as something playful. I don't mind harsh criticism at all. I only want honest people and quite a few have responded with great comments and critiques and I am still a very happy girl. I know I am not the best and I am always wanting to learn. Sounds like you really like to pick things apart. So I am sure you will be great on this page. Much luck to you!

post #302 of 762
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The cake was red velvet and pretty dry, but the creamcheese filling and dark chocolate ganache made it a little more palatable. I'm still searching for a good RV recipe, having already tried several I've found on here. I really don't understand the love of red velvet.

 

milkmaid42, I'm with you on the red velvet...I just don't get it. I've stopped even trying to find a recipe, tired of wasting the time and ingredients. I just don't offer it.

post #303 of 762

Thanks, Elcee. Your comment was just what I needed to finally stop my fruitless search for a good RV recipe. Apparently someone else shares my same feeling so I know I am in good company.thumbs_up.gif I've never offered it, but now have the cakeballs to refuse a request.

 

Jan

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post #304 of 762

Count me in on the RV. I just don't 'get' it.

 

It tastes like cake with a bitter edge to it because of food coloring. I'm not sure I 'get' how RV can be a cake flavour. I don't offer it and won't eat it.

post #305 of 762
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The cake was red velvet and pretty dry, but the creamcheese filling and dark chocolate ganache made it a little more palatable. I'm still searching for a good RV recipe, having already tried several I've found on here. I really don't understand the love of red velvet.

I live in GA and don't really have the luxury of not selling RV. It's a southern treat that's in demand for most people here it's probably requested about 60%. It's my most requested cake by family and friends. I've never had complaints of dry cake. If any one wants to try my recipe, here it is. For those that don't, to each there own. I'm not trying to change anyone's mind or incite a riot...just passing along some information.

 

1 cup butter

2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

2 oz red food color (or ameicolor red gel mixed into approximately 2 oz of your preferred liquid or natural color equivalent, just don't forget to replace the liquid)

2.5 cup cake flour

1 tsp salt

1 cup buttermilk

2 tsp pure vanilla extract ( I use 1 tsp store bought and 1 tsp of my homemade extract)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 Tbsp vinegar (white or cider)

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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post #306 of 762
I miss GA. I like Charleston, but Atlanta will always be home.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #307 of 762
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I miss GA. I like Charleston, but Atlanta will always be home.

If you ever come back, please let me know and we'll meet for coffee.icon_biggrin.gif

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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post #308 of 762
You got it! We used to come more often. Travel is hard with a baby...& a business.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #309 of 762
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You got it! We used to come more often. Travel is hard with a baby...& a business.

I understand that...I've got my hands full with my little 3 month old.

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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post #310 of 762

Michelle, I just printed out your recipe for RV. I titled it "One last chance Red Velvet". I'll give it one more try for I realize that it really is a popular flavor. I can appreciate it more when I think of it as a buttermilk cake, not really a chocolate one. So it looks like we'll be sampling a RV sometime this week. Thanks for the recipe and your endorsement. Here's hoping....

 

Jan

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post #311 of 762
I have a RV cake that is really moist my only problem is its crumbly and sticks to pans.. Lol
So maybe we can help each other. Ill post it tomorrow as I'm not at home.
Mine is a lot of chocolate. It's still bitter but more like white chocolate?
Anyhow everyone at my husbands work raved about it. Almost got a wedding order
But they already paid their $600 deposit so even though I hate RV and have problems with the recipe it's a
Keeper for me.
I also live in tx so I'm sure ill get requests.
post #312 of 762
I have a RV cake that is really moist my only problem is its crumbly and sticks to pans.. Lol
So maybe we can help each other. Ill post it tomorrow as I'm not at home.
Mine is a lot of chocolate. It's still bitter but more like white chocolate?
Anyhow everyone at my husbands work raved about it. Almost got a wedding order
But they already paid their $600 deposit so even though I hate RV and have problems with the recipe it's a
Keeper for me.
I also live in tx so I'm sure ill get requests.
post #313 of 762
YThank you FromScratchSF, I've been baking for about a year now and could really use some constructive criticism on my work. I'm also thankful this is NOT about pricing. icon_biggrin.gif
post #314 of 762

Hey guys, I forgot my directions for my RV...silly me.

 

Yields approximately 8 cups of batter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

 

In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well. Sift or whisk together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture. Pour batter into greased and floured pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely before icing.

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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post #315 of 762
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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 View Post

Michelle, I just printed out your recipe for RV. I titled it "One last chance Red Velvet". I'll give it one more try for I realize that it really is a popular flavor. I can appreciate it more when I think of it as a buttermilk cake, not really a chocolate one. So it looks like we'll be sampling a RV sometime this week. Thanks for the recipe and your endorsement. Here's hoping....

 

Jan

LOL! Yep, that's how I think of it. GL, I hope it works for you.

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Originally Posted by smittyditty View Post

I have a RV cake that is really moist my only problem is its crumbly and sticks to pans.. Lol
So maybe we can help each other. Ill post it tomorrow as I'm not at home.
Mine is a lot of chocolate. It's still bitter but more like white chocolate?
Anyhow everyone at my husbands work raved about it. Almost got a wedding order
But they already paid their $600 deposit so even though I hate RV and have problems with the recipe it's a
Keeper for me.
I also live in tx so I'm sure ill get requests.

I'm not a fan of the "lots of chocolate" RV. I too find them a bit bitter. Not to mention, the more chocolate, the less you can obtain a pretty red color. The chocolate also covers up a lot of the buttermilk and vanilla flavor, not to mention the tangy bite it has from the vinegar/ baking soda combo.

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

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