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Cooking Level: Expert

Living In: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
RedApple is looking for: (4 recommendations)
What is the best, tried and true, go to, Red Velvet Cake recipe you use? :)

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Last updated: Jan. 29, 2013 5:19 pm
Posted: Jan. 29, 2013 1:13 pm
 
Commented by: Rosebud
Jan. 29, 2013 1:32 pm
Eaton’s Red Velvet Cake ½ cup shortening 1 ½ cups white sugar 2 eggs 2 ounces red food colouring (more if needed) 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 teaspoon salt 2 ½ cups cake flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon vinegar Icing 5 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 1 cup butter 1 cup icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Cream shortening, add sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Make a paste of red food colouring, cocoa and salt. Add to shortening mixture. Sift cake flour. Mix vanilla with buttermilk. Dissolve baking soda in vinegar and add to buttermilk. Add flour alternately with buttermilk mixture, starting and ending with flour. Mix until smooth and pour into two or three 9-inch round pans, or one 9x13 inch pan, well greased. Bake in 350 oven for 35-40 minutes or until done. Frosting Make a paste with flour and a little bit of milk. Add remainder of milk gradually, mixing until smooth. Cook on stove at medium heat until thick. Let cool. Cream butter with icing sugar and vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Add cooled flour mixture one spoon at a time to icing, beating well between additions.
 
Commented by: patticakes43
Jan. 29, 2013 1:46 pm
Ooh, good question. I'm still on that particular hunt myself. Can't wait to see what others suggest. :)
Comments:
moaa
Jan. 29, 2013 2:25 pm
This one is my stand by. i would add another teaspoon of cocoa to this ...... http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sara-moulton/southern-red-velvet-cake-recipe/index.html
 
MelissaLovesCoffee
Jan. 29, 2013 5:02 pm
I'm embarrassed to say that our fav is a TOH recipe. (Sheepishly smiles). It's the Peppermint Red Velvet Cake. I have made it numerous times: with and without the peppermint. It's always a hit.
 
Commented by: AllieGeekPi
Jan. 29, 2013 5:18 pm
For a butter cake, I prefer this one: http://baking911.com/cakes/red-velvet/red-velvet-layer-cake-traditional-cream-cheese-frosting
 
Commented by: AllieGeekPi
Jan. 29, 2013 5:19 pm
This is made with veg oil and is very good. Cakman Raven's recipe. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sara-moulton/southern-red-velvet-cake-recipe/index.html
 
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