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I really need help with a good red or pink velvet recipe.

post #1 of 13
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I am wanting to make red or pink velvet cupcakes this weekend for my daughters b-day. I have looked around and seen so many variations with mixed reviews I would really like a tried and true recipe that is great!. I trust all you wonderful people's opinions and would appreciate the help.

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 13
I use CakeMan Raven's recipe. Make sure you use cake flour and I add an extra tsp of cocoa for my daughters.
post #3 of 13
Sarah's recipe on this site is very good and gets rave reviews.
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Glenda
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post #4 of 13
Bar none--hands down--no question about it--use this doctored Duncan Hines mix. I did a 6 month search for "red velvet". Tried cupcakes from 4 different, famous bakers, tried 5 different recipes. This is the one.

Courtesy of BlakesCakes from CakeCentral.comDOCTORED RED VELVET CAKE:

1 Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 box white chocolate (hard to find, try WalMart) or chocolate instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract

BlakesCakes: Hand mix all ingredients until incorporated and then mix on medium with a hand mixer for 1:30 to 2:00 minutes. Bake at 325 until a toothpick comes out clean. The cake is tasty and sturdy. I often ice with a 50/50 mixture of homemade buttercream and canned cream cheese icing so that the cake can stay at room temp for long periods.
post #5 of 13
Scratch baker like me go for Cakeman Raven's with teeny weeny varaitions to suit my taste. Make sure to ONLY use cake flour.
post #6 of 13
I haven't found a "Boxed" mix yet that tastes like a real red velvet cake.
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post #7 of 13
I PM'd you with the go-to recipe I use. It's a scratch cake but worth the effort. icon_biggrin.gif

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post #8 of 13
Cakeman's with a few changes. I think this box mix is the worst for chemical aftertaste. But I never bake anything that isn't from scratch. When my daughter and I were both taking the Wilton courses together, I baked both cakes. I used box mixes for the practice cakes with that Wilton icing on them. No one would eat them and they were thrown away. But I would taste the cake alone. The RV and carrot had the most chemicals.
post #9 of 13
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Thank you all for the replies icon_smile.gif
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post #10 of 13
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I can't seem to find Cakeman's recipe anywhere on this site... Am I missing something?
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post #11 of 13
You can look for Chef Stef's southern red velvet cake recipe on this site as it is exactly the same, but you could also google search cakeman raven's red velvet. I just found a youtube video of cakeman raven making this recipe that was very useful. Good luck!!
post #12 of 13
Maybe I'm unusual, but I still don't get the popularity of red velvet. I'd rather have good scratch yellow butter cake or a nice dark chocolate cake. Red velvet isn't here or there in my view - it isn't chocolate enough (I know it isn't supposed to be) and all the food coloring in the cake is kind of gross (though I'll put food coloring in fondant - but you can peel that off, right?) Anyway, I've been using the NY Times /Confetti Cakes /Elisa Strauss recipe (you can google it) which I think is pretty good as red velvet goes. Is Cake Man Raven's recipe much different from that? I had heard Cake Man's version had an oily consistency.
post #13 of 13

Can Cakeman's recipe be used for cupcakes? I've tried other delicious red velvet cake recipes like his for cakes but they fail as cupcakes.

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