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Red Velvet Cake using White Almond Sour Cream recipe?

post #1 of 19
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Hi there,
I was just wondering if anyone has made a red velvet cake using the White Almond Sour Cream recipe? I'm not sure if it would work or not but I was thinking of trying it out tonight, so I thought I would check here first to see if anyone else has tried this.

Also, can you use cake flour in that recipe?

Thanks everyone! -Alison
post #2 of 19
Typically, the RVC is a chocolate recipe that has buttermilk or vinegar as an ingredient.

To make a RVC from the WASC, you'd need to add cocoa powder (at least 2 Tbls.) and delete the almond extract for starters....

The easiest way would be to use an extender recipe with a chocolate cake mix and just add a Tblsp. of vinegar (as per the yellow cake mix version - http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-376-9-Red-Velvet-Cake-III.html)

Extender recipe:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1977-0-Cake-Mix-extender.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-1953-0-Super-Enhanced-Cake-Formula.html

RVC from doctored mix threads:

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-50293-html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-34839-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-21469-.html

Good Luck and please let us know your results icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 19
heiser73, were you able to make the RVC using the WASC recipe?? I use that recipe for all my cakes flavors and was hoping to be able to add this to the list. I was wondering tho' if I would still be able to add buttermilk to this recipe since it has sour cream already in it.

This is what I was thinking.....sub half the water for buttermilk and add 1 tbsp of vinegar???? Will I give the cake too much 'tang' (for lack of better word icon_confused.gif ) if I use all these ingredients together?? Should I skip the vinegar?? I want to try this but I've never had RVC myself and don't know what flavor I'm really going for. I am going to use german chocolate mix for that delicate chocolate flavor (and omit the almond), but as for the rest........Any help, anyone??
post #4 of 19
Anyone???? Help please!???!!
post #5 of 19
Well, you could certainly make a red cake, but it wouldn't be a "Red Velvet Cake." That's a specific scratch recipe.
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I can't help you .. I just wanted to say you guys are amazing! I have never once made a cake from anything other then a box in my life! I would never be able to figure out what to subsitute what for what and add that and minus that .. you guys are kitchen geniouses!





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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by heiser73

Hi there,
I was just wondering if anyone has made a red velvet cake using the White Almond Sour Cream recipe? I'm not sure if it would work or not but I was thinking of trying it out tonight, so I thought I would check here first to see if anyone else has tried this.

Also, can you use cake flour in that recipe?

Thanks everyone! -Alison



AND EME:

Use a DH Red Velvet Cake Mix instead of the White Cake Mix and make the cake! I don't know why that wouldn't work!

I do scratch RVC and I have also used the DH in a pinch. I LOVE RVC.....and I think the mix and the scratch are both luscious!

Hey! My motto is: The easier....the better!

Beth in KY
post #8 of 19
bethola, I usually use BC, but I have never seen the RVC in DH mix. I think I can make it work with the german chocolate, BUT....does it have a different/special/unique taste??? While I don't do scratch anymore, I do always use the WASC recipe as a base. Basically, I just need to know the flavor and I can probably adapt my base recipe to match.

I know, I know, why not just taste it...Not too fond of cake myself..just like the artistic aspect and being able to make a killer flavor!
post #9 of 19
wasc? I tried to search it, but I don't know that actual name. I see people have used it a lot. I am looking for a great tasting cake recipe. Is that a good one to start with?
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post #10 of 19
WASC - white, almond, sour cream wedding cake. Its very similar to the extender version that are on this site. You can make it in the 'original' white, or alter the eggs and make it in chocolate (its in the recipe), but I also found that I can use any box mix to make a different version, or simply alter the extracts. For example, I don't want my lemon cake to be yellow, so I add lemon extract and zest. There is an ongoing thread in one of the forums on this recipe and variations. HTH
post #11 of 19
I have made the red velvet usig the wasc recipe. I used the red velvet cake mix and made it just like the chocolate version.
post #12 of 19
i'm really dumb..
What is BC. RVC, WASC ???
I think we need and Abbreviation look up page some where on here..
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post #13 of 19
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Also, can you use cake flour in that recipe?



my last cake I used this recipe with cake flour. I think it made it more like a pound cake, it was denser, but still very very good. The recipe itself may make a dense cake though. I have one in the oven right now with all-purpose to see the difference. On the side of the box of cake flour it says to add an additional 2 TBS of cake flour for each cup of flour called for, which I did not realize at the time.

I think either way you are fine, it is a yummy cake!!

good luck
post #14 of 19
The best red velvet cake recipe I have found is "Sarah's Red Velvet" found on this site. It is so easy to make, very moist and taste sooooo good.
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Eme

bethola, I usually use BC, but I have never seen the RVC in DH mix. I think I can make it work with the german chocolate, BUT....does it have a different/special/unique taste??? While I don't do scratch anymore, I do always use the WASC recipe as a base. Basically, I just need to know the flavor and I can probably adapt my base recipe to match.

I know, I know, why not just taste it...Not too fond of cake myself..just like the artistic aspect and being able to make a killer flavor!



I would say you COULD use german chocolate and add red food color. I'm not really a fan of german chocolate. I have only seen Red Velvet Cake Mix in DH. That is not to say that others don't make it...it's just that I've not seen it.

GOOD LUCK!!

Beth in KY
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