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Old 04-23-2007, 09:50 PM   #1
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ISO Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Does anyone have a good, simple Red Velvet Cake Recipe, not something just pulled from the net but something someone actually made and know that it taste good?

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Old 04-24-2007, 02:31 AM   #2
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You might take a look at this and see if it is what you are looking for.

Red Velvet Cake IV

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Old 04-24-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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My mother in law was making this cake for all birthdays since 1950. If you look at all of the RVC recipes, you'll notice this cake is nothing more than chocolate cake with food coloring added to make it look deep red. The food coloring doesn't affect the taste at all. You can make a great RVC by using a cake mix as long as it's chocolate. I've done it and no one was the wiser. It's just chocolate cake with a fancy look.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:42 AM   #4
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You can make a great RVC by using a cake mix as long as it's chocolate. I've done it and no one was the wiser. It's just chocolate cake with a fancy look.
If you're going to use a cake mix instead of taking the time to bake the cake from scratch, why bother with red food coloring? Duncan Hines makes a red velvet cake mix, and they sell it at the 99 store, along with the cooresponding can of cream cheese frosting.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:57 AM   #5
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This was one of the first DC recipes I came across.....I still haven't made it, but I think about it sometimes and feel happy, lol.
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:37 PM   #6
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If you're going to use a cake mix instead of taking the time to bake the cake from scratch, why bother with red food coloring? Duncan Hines makes a red velvet cake mix, and they sell it at the 99¢ store, along with the cooresponding can of cream cheese frosting.
I had no idea that D. Hines made a Red Velvet cake mix. The only reason to add the food coloring is so that you have an unusually pretty cake. As I said, it adds no flavor of it's own. If you're adding red food coloring to a home made cake, why not add the same thing to a boxed mix? BTW, be careful of buying cake mixes at a 99 cents store. I've found that they are often outdated and stale. Check the dates on any food purchased at this store. This was warning on the internet.
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:50 PM   #7
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If you're adding red food coloring to a home made cake, why not add the same thing to a boxed mix?
Mainly, because boxed cake mixes, and the acompanying canned frosting, contain ingredients that should not be introduced into the human body, if you plan on living long enough to collect at least as much of your social security money as you paid in.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:33 AM   #8
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Hey, I'm just about at the break even point and spending it as fast as I can. LOL. I want the last check I write to bounce.
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:50 PM   #9
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since I'm making this today, RVCC's, I've done a lot of Internet research on them/it. It's said that this prized lovely cake or cupcakes (<if you so choose to do as I'm choosing to do today, the cupcake version} isn't a chocolate cake. It's only got a scant amount of cocoa powder in it. < As per BF's ThrowDown show last week plus other places online.
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:19 PM   #10
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Red velvet cake made with food coloring is not an original version.

If you look at the first recipe in the link provided by kadesma in post #2 above, you'll see no food coloring in the recipe, just white vinegar. That makes the cake red.
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