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post #16 of 35

Do you taste the coffee in it?  I use Bobby Flay's Red Velvet recipe which I quite like but I'd be willing to try this one.

post #17 of 35

no, you can't taste the coffee in it. It only enhances the cocoa flavor.

post #18 of 35

Cool.  I think I'm going to have to try this recipe. :)

post #19 of 35
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I have to say, this recipe wasn't what I was looking for - even though it finally turned out. I will keep on looking. *sigh*
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post #20 of 35
bummer brandisbaked!!!good luck in your research!
post #21 of 35

Brandi, I use Martha Stewart's red velvet which is similar to Cakeman's.  I decrease the oil by 1/4 cup and people love it.  It's extremely moist and stays that way for several days. 

 

I've never heard of coffee in a red velvet cake.  Remember, red velvet is supposed to have a hint of chocolate taste, it's not a full-blown chocolate cake dyed red.

post #22 of 35
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Thanks, I'll look up hers. I have tried cakeman's already. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #23 of 35

What didn't you like about Cakeman's?  I have only tried his for cupcakes but they were swirled with cheesecake so I didn't get a good "feel" for the cake.  I'm not a huge fan of red velvet just because of the amount of food coloring.  But the Martha Stewart version is very good.

post #24 of 35
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I liked it, but it wasn't the taste or mouthfeel I wanted. It was about 4 years ago, so I don't remember exactly. I am trying to find a cake similar to my grandmother's (I never got her recipe, unfortunately) so whenever I hear raves about a red velvet cake, I always try it.
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post #25 of 35

I discovered this cake recipe almost by accident. My step-daughter requested a Red Velvet Cake for her birthday. I had never baked a Red Velvet Cake before, so I looked up a couple of recipes online, saw this recipe on Divascancook, and decided to be brave and try it. In my brand new oven, in my brand new kitchen, in my brand new house (yes, I am blessed!). I made this cake, except I did not have any buttermilk, so I added a teaspoon of white vinegar to the milk and held my breath, It turned out awesome! Now, I have 5 children (ages 16 to 30), 3 stepchildren, and at that time, 4 beautiful little granddaughters. Everyone who had it loved it! I have made this many times in the past year. Each of my children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and my husband each pick a meal and dessert they want for their birthdays. Needless to say, this is one of our favorites! By the way, everyone who is around when I bake this cake gets a spoonful of the awesome frosting! I do refrigerate the cake and let it set in there for at least an hour or two, (sometimes overnight) before serving. Hope this helps!

post #26 of 35
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7377/sarahs-red-velvet-cake-tweaked

I've never had a red velvet that I really cared for but now I am getting many requests for them so I've been looking for a good recipe. I found the one above, it has lots of good reviews but haven't tried it yet.

I'll try both next week.
post #27 of 35

My absolute favourite red velvet cake recipe, i double the cocoa though. Everybody that has tasted it loves it!

post #28 of 35

I always have trouble with red velvet cakes as well.  So hard to find a good recipe, but I managed to do so.  What is it suppose to really taste like?  The ones I've had are tasteless and some say it should taste a bit like chocolate. 

post #29 of 35
It should have a very light hint of chocolate. It should also be a little tangy from the buttermilk and vinegar.
post #30 of 35

putting coffee in red velvet would definitely enhance the experience but then to me it's not really a red velvet--

 

it's like when some friends wanted to make a better german chocolate cake and replaced the german's chocolate with chocolate which in their estimation was superior--well they got a great chocolate cake but it ain't a german's chocolate cake without german's chocolate--it needed to be re-named--

 

red velvet is too specific a formula to go messing with--like making carrot cake with parsnips or something & not changing the name --

 

red velvet is a weakly flavored too sweet cake to me--go putting coffee in it and it's too refined--like making a volkswagon out of a scooter  --

 

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I always have trouble with red velvet cakes as well.  So hard to find a good recipe, but I managed to do so.  What is it suppose to really taste like?  The ones I've had are tasteless and some say it should taste a bit like chocolate. 

 

 

i agree it's sweetened flour -- not much  to it --

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