I do not like red velvet cake because I think it tastes like weak chocolate blah ...but whenever anyone requests it (which is not often, probably because I'm a newbie at this cake thing), I make it from scratch. However I will say that I keep trying new recipes because I'm convinced that, based on the die-hard red velvet lovers out there, there MUST be a recipe that results in cake that tastes good.
Just realised how old this thread is but anyway, I made red velvet cakes with this recipie, and I found them quite delicious !
America's Test Kitchen has a good red velvet recipe it's the only one I use and then I found a deep rich cocoa from King Arthur Flour called cocoa rouge which gives the cake a deeper red and rich chocolate flavor.
I cheat... and use my recipe using a red velvet duncan heinz mix and adding ingredients I think I have the recipe posted on my blog on here... Have to make it this weekend... I bake for our wrestling team after they get home from state every year.
I make it from scratch...I use the recipe that Lisa mentioned from confetti...but i play around with the amount of cocoa...it asks for 1/2 cup....sometimes I use that amount or sometimes i use somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 cup...weird...lol...some folks like chocolatey and some prefer just a hint of...so yea....not so weird anymore...:)
How did the project turn out?
I made the one Jeri posted and hers came out great.. I like all her recipes..
Personally I just don't see the appeal of a mild chocolate cake made bitter with artificial color... thus I don't have it offered on my "menu". (My son is allergic to Red #40, which also sways me I think, lol.) Not to mention, everyone who eats it ends up with crazy red mouths!
I did just have a request and I came up with this solution (which I have yet to try out)... Red wine chocolate cake. Not as red, but the wine will add some bitterness and depth to the chocolate. My friend likes the idea so we will see how it turns out!
I made it from scratch for a 18th party last weekend with a cream cheese filling every one loved it
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