Sorry if this seems like a silly question but... I have only eaten red velvet cake once since coming to live in the USA. We don't have it down under and the one I made was a box mix just to try it out.
My niece wants a red velvet cake but I don't know what its really supposed to taste like. I thought the box tasted just as good as the cake to be honest. I mean what flavour is RED? Do they only put cream cheese frosting on it to give it taste?
Any help or suggestions would be sooo welcomed!
This is a FAB recipe. I served it up to a large group of grandma's & grandpa's who grew up on it from the South. (The heart cake in my pix, for reference.) They LOVED it. I did NOT use CC icing. CC is not a true Red Velvet Icing.
The boiled icing is the traditional RV cake icing and it is Delish!
However, I didn't want to be concerned with lactose intolerant senior citizens, so I used my scrumptious Vanilla Buttercream with a hint of SugarShacks Wedding Bouquet.
They gobbled all that cake right down!
Thanks GI I really appreciate the help. I just didn't want to make her a cake that tasted like nothing... Will give this cake a go tonight!
Your welcome! Please share how she liked it! I'm sure she's going to LUV it!
Bobby Flay just did a Red Velvet Cake throwdown. His competitor (The Cake Man Raven) used vinegar and very little cocoa. It's definitely not suppposed to taste like a chocolate cake. He also used the Cream Cheese icing, although Bobby did not.
There are a ton of recipes out there. The trick is not to overbake.
I've used the recipe GI posted and it is wonderful. Easy to make and very moist.
Thanks msulli10 and tiggy2! I will be starting this tonight so I will definitely post info on how it turns out.
Tiggy2, I can't wait to move back to Omaha!! I lived in Lincoln for 10 years before coming down to Oklahoma last year!
Cheers and thanks again,
Ok, the taste is great from GI's recommended cake recipe but mine looks more chocolate with just a hint of red and I added more red color than it asked for. I will remake them tomorrow since my niece really wants a RED cake... I guess I could cut back the amount of cocoa powder but that might affect the taste. I used the Chefmaster liquid colours which are supposed to be of high quality.