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What frosting tastes best on a Red Velvet Cake?

post #1 of 17
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Never had the cake before, so I am unsure of which frosting to suggest.
post #2 of 17
I hear that Cream Cheese frosting works good.
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post #3 of 17
My family's favorite is a cream cheese icing too!
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post #4 of 17
There is only 1 choice! A true red velvet cake must have cream cheese frosting!
post #5 of 17
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Thank you, now I know.
post #6 of 17
I have a receipe for the "Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake which calls for a "cooked" icing involving: milk, flour, granulated sugar, vanilla, butter & shortening, and lastly, walnuts.

It has gotten "rave" reviews when I make it.

John
post #7 of 17
That sounds interesting John
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post #8 of 17
I have only ever used the recipe John is referring to on a Red Cake - it wouldn't be a true Red Cake (in my familys' opinion) if I used something else!

Here is the recipe I have always used:

1 cup milk
1/4 cup of flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup shortning
1 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla

Blend the milk and the flour and salt in a small saucepan. cook until it makes a thick paste. Set aside to cool. Cream the shortinng, sugar and vanilla. Add the cooled milk/flour mix and beat at high speed on the mixer until light and fluffy.


What I usually do is get the cake in the oven and then make the flour/milk mixture while it is baking. Another thing - cover the mix with saran wrap after it is done cooking so it doesn't make a "skin" on it.
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post #9 of 17
I am so happy icon_biggrin.gif for this topic. I was asked yesterday to bake a Red velvet cake and was wondering icon_confused.gif the same thing.

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post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quad,

Cand you decorate with this frosting or just frost the cake with it?
post #11 of 17
IMO the only thing you could do is frost it and maybe to a border with it - it is a very soft frosting.... you won't be able to do a whole lot of decoration with it.

I have never tried to really decorate any of my red cakes - so that hasn't been an issue for me.
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post #12 of 17
Definately cream cheese frosting, and you could, if you want to mix in some pecans or press them into the sides of the cake or sprinkle on top.
mmmmmm mmmmmm good! I use this red velvet recipe http://www.ladycakes.com/Recipes/Cakes/southernredvelvet.htm

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post #13 of 17
thumbs_up.gif Also try to mix in some coconut and pecans or walnuts in with the cream cheese.
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post #14 of 17
I prefer cream cheese frosting w/ red velvet cake.
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post #15 of 17
My teacher says red velvet cake "has to have" cream cheese icing.

Has anyone tried the Lorann Oils? There is one that is cheesecake flavor, I am being so tempted to get that and try it...sure would solve some problems with storage and hot weather if it is good. Janice
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