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post #16 of 34
I'm still trying to find a recipe that reminds me of the red velvet I'm used to. I find 1 bottle of red food coloring is plenty, prefer buttermilk recipes over vinegar recipes, and like the ones with more cocoa in it than just a few tablespoons.

I don't like the RV that are the super bright reds. Those look artificial and unnatural. To me, RV has that deep gorgeous red it gets with some chocolate mixed in. GL finding a recipe! I love the stuff. icon_smile.gif
post #17 of 34
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I didn't realize that recipes were either buttermilk or vinegar. I have seen buttermilk only or a combination of the two, never just vinegar...
Man, this is a project! LOL!
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post #18 of 34
I use buttermilk in my RV cake, I don't know why, I just always did icon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 34
A true to it's roots RV cake does have buttermilk and vinegar in it and just a hint of cocoa. A couple of Tablespoons, that's it!

The traditional icing for that cake is a cooked flour one. Do you have a recipe for that? Maybe the bride would like it if she's asking for an old fashioned RV! But if she thinks it's a chocolate cake colored red, just go with the vanilla BC. icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif
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post #20 of 34
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Just a final note, after baking and eating (back to the gym I go!) a lot of red velvet recipes, my winner turned out to be Martha Stewart's RV. I was disappointed, I'm not a fan of MS, but her cake was fabulous. It baked up perfectly level in the pans, and tasted delicious. Firm cake, but not too heavy, and it was very moist. And, as with most scratch cakes, it got better and better everyday! icon_smile.gif
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post #21 of 34
Thanks for taste testing those recipes for us. I will have to grab that Martha Stewart recipe and see how I like it.
post #22 of 34
Paula deen has a great Red Velvet Cake...I made it a month ago and it tasted great. Down to the frosting she puts with it.
post #23 of 34
I googled "martha stewart red velvet recipe" and got several options from her site. Which cake did you make? Can you post a link?
post #24 of 34
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Ponderiffic, here you go...sorry about that, I don't know why I didn't include it in the first place!

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/recipe/red-velvet-cake?comments_page=1

I didn't try the frosting that usually goes with a red velvet cake, my bride only wanted regular buttercream....
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post #25 of 34
Has anyone tried this one..from joy of baking?

http://www.joyofbaking.com/RedVelvetCake.html
post #26 of 34
I haven't tried that one, but I take offense to this line:
It is really a Devil's Food Cake that has red food coloring added to it.

No, it's not! icon_lol.gificon_rolleyes.gif 2 TBS of cocoa does not make a chocolate cake. icon_wink.gif

I am curious about the entire cup of extra oil in the Martha Stewart's recipe. Those 2 are extremely similar except for that.
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post #27 of 34
Magnolias recipe for red velvet is the best, perfect red and a perfect chocolate flavour icon_biggrin.gif
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post #28 of 34
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We need to do a scratch off for Red Velvet!!!
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post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by janebrophy

We need to do a scratch off for Red Velvet!!!



Ok, and since you need someone to taste them all, just so you can get an equal assessment, I will volunteer my services. Just in the name of good caking, mind you...... icon_wink.gif
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post #30 of 34
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LOL cownsj, it's like doing a public service right? icon_wink.gif
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