Refrigerate Red Velvet Cake?

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giglechk4u Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 7:10pm
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So I'm going to be making red velvet cake for the first time. Im a alittle nervous about it because i usually use a doctored cake mix. but i know red velvet must be made from scratch!
I'm going to be covering this cake with fondant and when I cover a cake with fondant I never refrigerate it. The red velvet recipe calls for buttermilk. Does that mean this cake has to be refrigerated?

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TrixieTreats Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 7:24pm
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No, it doesn't need to be refrigerated. But, red velvet can be a doctored don't HAVE to make a scratch cake. I make a doctored mix cake from yellow cake, and I get wonderful feedback. You can make it with buttermilk or sour cream. I have also adapted WASC for red velvet with great results as well. If you make a cream cheese filling, it does need to be refrigerated, but if you are using the more traditional vanilla buttercream, it does not need to go in the fridge at all.

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giglechk4u Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 7:14pm
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Wow Trixie thanks for responding. Would you care to share your recipe for your doctored yellow cake mix to become red velvet cake? I would absolutely appreciate it! I plan to use a cream cheese sleeve filling which does not require refrigeration. Have you ever tried it? is it good?

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