Recipe by Sheilah Conner
"A beautiful red Bundt cake to grace your Holiday table. Frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with nuts if desired."
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unsweetened cocoa powder
red food coloring
This is the Red Velvet cake recipe I grew up on. It is a dense, moist pound cake and the only way to make Red Velvet cake! The other (cake like)Red Velvet recipes here can't hold a candle to this one. This IS a true Red Velvet Cake. The title should say pound cake though.
I think the people that have complained or not liked this particular recipe are looking for the cake like type with icing between the layers. The kind like you buy in the grocery store.
To me that's not REAL Red Velvet cake though. This is like my grandma and mom always made and will always be a family favorite! If you are looking for a great moist Red Velvet pound cake, this one won't disappoint you.
If you like the grocery store version...there have them in the bakery section.
When I saw that this recipe didn't call for vinegar, I should have known to just keep looking for another recipe. But I gave this one a try. Not too terribly disappointing, but I have to agree with the review that calls this cake a butter cake. Red velvet cakes are dense (thanks to the vinegar) and moist. This cake was buttery with no density and the flavor of a butter cake, not a chocolate cake, which is really what red velvet cake is.
This recipe was easy and quick but my cake was dry without a lot of flavor. I prefer the Hershey's Red Velvet Cake recipe.
This was a definate disappointment. I'm still quite puzzled as to the title of this cake...it's certainly not an authentic red velvet cake. Perhaps you meant buttermilk, as opposed to regular milk, in that aspect, I can understand why it wouldn't need the vinegar, as the buttermilk is quite acidic enough to allow the baking soda to rise. I will stick with my family's heirloom recipe. Thanks for trying to share though.
this is a very moist, rich cake that came out perfect on my first attempt. it was very easy to prepare, however, use a very large bowl for mixing. it makes a lot of batter! i used a cream cheese frosting that not only tasted well but presented well, especially at christmas parties. this is a great recipe and has become a family favorite. ann davis
This recipe was a lot of work, but it's hard work to make this kind of cake anyway. It was worth all the effort. It had a unique flavor and I was given many compliments on it!
Love this recipe. Easy to make, very appealing to the palate and eye. I suggest using a big pan because of the large batter.
Very good! Dense -- consistency of a pound cake.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Red Velvet Cake V
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 209
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