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Red velvet box cake mix

post #1 of 38
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Am making a red velvet DH cake....before when I have made this, it tastes very plain. What can I do to make it more chocolate or have more flavor?
post #2 of 38
a quick and simple way would be to add a box of chocolate pudding mix to it. It'll make it more chocolatey (won't change the color, have added it to white cakes with no problem) and moist! thumbs_up.gif
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post #3 of 38
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Do you have to add more oil or water?
post #4 of 38
no, you don't have to add more water. But PLEASE add milk or even better, buttermilk instead of water. Buttermilk makes a big difference in this cake. I use it for RV cake mix all the time and it really is so much better!
post #5 of 38
Along with buttermilk, I also add Butavan to improve the taste.

When I add a box of pudding to a boxed mix, I always add an extra egg.
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post #6 of 38
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ok...so now I'm confused icon_sad.gif ...can you tell me what the recipe would be?
I have Butavan ( am never sure how much to add or what mixes to put it in!!!)
post #7 of 38
Use the measurements on the box for the oil and instead of water, use the same amount of buttermilk. Add 1 extra egg (if it calls for 3 eggs, use 4), add 1 box instant chocolate pudding. I don't use butavan, I use vanilla, but whatever amount you normally use in a cake, use that.
post #8 of 38
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Tiffysma...thanks!
post #9 of 38
I use about 1.5 teaspoons Butavan per box mix. Are you using the Mary Kay icing for filling? It is yummy!
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post #10 of 38
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Mary Kay icing???
post #11 of 38
It's the icing with cooked flour and milk. Here's the link to the recipe from CC: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2259-Sarahs-Red-Velvet-Cake---a-tradition-of-excellence.html
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post #12 of 38
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thanks icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #13 of 38
"I use Duncan Hines Red Velvet and make it using 1 box of white chocolate (or milk chocolate) instant pudding mix, 4 large eggs, 1 c. buttermilk, 1/3 cup of oil. It gets rave reviews--very moist-- and it's a beautiful shade of red when cut."

This is instructions I received from blakescakes and it is very yummy. I prefer the white chocolate pudding. The milk chocolate makes it a little dark.
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post #14 of 38
thanks I needed this info as well... I never would have thought to add instant chocolate pudding to a red velvet cake.
post #15 of 38
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ok..one more question..what size box of instant pudding????
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