This sounds delicious! Though I just wanted to comment about using the boxes of RV (not just this recipe, but all of the RV recipes that use a RV box) - the boxes use WAY too much cocoa to be like a traditional red velvet cake. I made an RV with the box and extended it, but it was basically a red chocolate cake (yummy though!). RV is really supposed to have a small amount of cocoa (like 2 TBSP - it varies) and be a buttermilk type recipe. I bet this recipe is wonderful though, not criticizing I promise! You may already know this - just wanted to make sure in case you had an order or someone asking for red velvet and they are expecting the traditional and get a very chocolate cake! :)
Red Velvet Cake has been handed down in my family for 90 years and we have never used cream cheese icing. The traditional cake has a cooked white icing. The cake is in 4 thinner layers and the icing absolutely makes the cake. The cake must be kept in the fridge.
Thank you so much for the comments and various perspectives. I was looking for a recipe that pleased my taste buds rather than adhered to historical RV standards; perhaps the problem is that I just don’t like RV cake. I can see where this recipe would not meet a traditionalist's expectations since it's decidedly different from all of the other "real" red velvets I've tasted and disliked. LOL - perhaps I should have called it faux velvet. For years my mother cut the end off of her roast before placing it in the oven because that's what she'd always seen her mother do. She finally asked grandma "why do we cut the ends off our roasts?" Turns out grandma had a small old fashioned oven, thus a small roasting pan. She had to cut down the meat to fit it into the pan. Mom has a modern full size oven and big pan ... after that day she stopped cutting the end off. Point of this story is that it never hurts to have an open mind, reevaluate old practices and try something new. Cheers!
Sounds great! I always use doctored cake mix recipes, and for RV, I've been using chocolate pudding along with the red velvet mix (not vanilla like this recipe). I'm not familiar with Traditional Red Velvet cake, but would the chocolate pudding make the recipe WAY too chocolately?
Hi I am just a pioneer!!LOL. I alwasy love to cook and recently I got into baking I am pretty much had gone mad and bought myself all kind of things to bake!!LOL. I really would like to try a RV recipe and after reading these comments definetely learn a lot about techniques, practices and ideas. I think is awesome you came out of the box and gave your cake your own idea. People are always afraid of making changes and you seen not to have and fear to try something new...You FIERRCEEE!!..HAHA..I will let you know how the cake comes out..I will do it tonight..Cheers!
What could I use instead of coffee? We aren't big coffee lovers. Would hot chocolate work (using water not milk)? Then we'd get more chocolate flavor...