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CakeMan Raven Cake....I did the recipe!

post #1 of 46
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OMG!! I did CakeMan Raven Red Velvet cake recipe and WOW!! it was really goooooooooooood!!!
The cake was really "fluffy", light, very tasty, nice blend of flavorings!
The cream cheese / butter creme icing was really really good too!!!!
After I iced the cake, I put it in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes. It was easier to cut, didn't get that "mushy" knife look from cutting the cake.

This is the recipe that I will be using for the Christmas cakes this year.
I have 4 orders for Christmas cakes. I plan on donating these cakes this year!

Just wanted to share.......will post pic when I get a chance......
Eat more cake!!!
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post #2 of 46
Awww....I felt sooo bad when he lost to Bobby icon_sad.gif

Did you get the recipe from the show? or did you find it somewhere else?
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Have you done Bobby's Flay's recipe as well? Just curious about the proportions of the recipe. Cake Man's says 3 9 inch layers and Bobby Flay's says 2 9 inch layers. And yet Bobby Flay's recipe has more quantity of ingredients... icon_confused.gif
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post #4 of 46
Here's a link to the recipe... Haven't had time to try it yet, but I'm so glad for the posted feedback! Thanks!

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sara-moulton/southern-red-velvet-cake-recipe/index.html
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Here is CakeMan Raven's site: www.cakemanraven.com

The recipe I thought was going to be hard, but it was easy.
I poured my cakes into 3 9". I wanted to do a differ style cake.

But you can prob put it in a 2 8" or a square or small sheet pan too.

Good luck to trying his recipe out......it's reallly goooooooood!!
Yummy...
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I saved this recipe in my food network recipe box because everyone raves about it...but i read the reviews and there were alot of people who had something negative to say about the cake. I'm thinking that maybe they don't know what a real Red Velvet cake suppose to taste like.

Crashdummy2...did you alter the recipe in any way? Was there anything that you didn't like about the cake?
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post #8 of 46
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No, I kept the exact recipe the same. I was shocked at first at how bright red the batter was.

But I thought it tasted really gooooood!

I think most people believe that red velvet is mostly made of the chocolate cake with red coloring added. Therefor, you get that more of a chocolaty taste. Hmmmmmmm........
I think the debate on the red velvet issue can really go on and on.......
It's all up what others tastebuds taste on the palette.

I'm going to try the recipe Bobby Flay used also and then do a comparison.
Some people don't like cream cheese, butter and confects sugar all added together. I truly think the icing recipe can be changed to suit ones taste.

Let me know how else everyone does with the recipe.
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Oops, forgot to mention, in case I didn't., I did not use cc's recipe. I used CakeMan Raven's recipe to the "t".
He uses "cake flour", not the all purpose flour.

Perhaps, that "might" be the difference?......I don't know........

Oh, my,, if your able to,, go to his website and pull up his recipe and try it...
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post #10 of 46
Is it called Southern Red Velvet Cake? I noticed the recipe called for All purposed flour, not cake flour. I would like to try it but I wanted to make sure I was using the right recipe.
post #11 of 46
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Hi again......according to CakeMan Raven website for the recipe as I am reading it now( I printed it earlier), it says......

"Home of the Southern Red Velvet Cake"...
Then his recipe is titled -> Red Velvet Cake.

I just made another cake today..and a little extra for DH & I..
It still taste very very good (to us)....

The flour I used is the Cake Flour, not the all purpose flour....(according to cake man raven recipe).
I am not using cc's red velvet cake recipe....just to clarify..........

This time, with the icing, I changed up......I only made it with Confect's sugar and cream cheese. Added 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract and it is yummy!!! Seems to not get that "I'm beginning to melt look" from the butter that originally calls for..

I hope this helps......but please go to cake man raven site and check it out!
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post #12 of 46
Cake man's Recipe is THE BEST! That is the only recipe i use for Red Velvet cakes since I first tried his 16 months ago!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 46
cakeman raven's red velvet cake is delicous... have made it several times... now i have got to try bobby flay's since he beat out on the throw down. i love bobby flay....
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I became "renowned" for my Red Velvet Cake and it is Cakemanraven recipe I used. I have tried many. many others but this one got the best reviews. It was super easy to make and yes the batter is fire engine red!!! Great Christmas and Valentine cake.
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