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post #16 of 19
I use the Waldorf Astoria recipe. Traditionally, red velvet cake doesn't have cream cheese frosting, but a cooked flour frosting.

I'm making a red velvet wedding cake in a couple of weeks. I don't understand the hype, either. I think RV cake tastes like food coloring.
post #17 of 19

For a long time, I refused to do red velvet and then realized that was a little silly. So now if someone orders red velvet, I use Dawn red velvet mix. And I have to admit with my cream cheese icing, it's quite good.

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Rosegin View Post

I use the Waldorf Astoria recipe. Traditionally, red velvet cake doesn't have cream cheese frosting, but a cooked flour frosting.

I'm making a red velvet wedding cake in a couple of weeks. I don't understand the hype, either. I think RV cake tastes like food coloring.

Not a fan of red velvet, but I love the traditional frosting!

 

I probably wouldn't mind it so much if it wasn't that the deep red colour was all a big gimmick. A food colouring company on the brink of bankruptcy decided to add a whole bottle of red to the cake, as a marketing scheme, and it worked.

The original recipes came out a muddy slightly red colour.

 

It's just a lame chocolate cake with a gaudy sense of style, imo. haha

 

That said, when I do make it, I use Rose Levy Beranbaum's recipe from 'Rose's Heavenly Cakes'. It's the best one I have tried.

post #19 of 19
Thanks ended up making my red velvet with a roux icing was awesome
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