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Red velvet cake at Costco?

Judith Dec 21, 2008 07:24 AM

Costco has red velvet cake. It's charming, and the sample was tasty, with what seemed like cream cheese icing. I've never had it before, and was wondering how it would rate if you knew what to expect.

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  1. mtngirlnv RE: Judith Dec 24, 2008 09:58 AM

    We had one here at the office which I finally had to ask the staff to move, because I kept nibbling at it. It was the best commercial Red Velvet cake I've had. Totally YUMBO!

    1. Davwud RE: Judith Dec 24, 2008 10:20 AM

      I guess it depends on if you like RVC or not. I've had it a couple times and have been very unimpressed based on the raves it gets from others.

      I will however say that that as a general rule of thumb, if it's from Costco, it's good.


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        Cathy RE: Davwud Dec 24, 2008 11:03 AM

        RVC is a chocolate or chocolate fudge cake with a lot of food coloring and an icing other than chocolate, usually cream cheese.

        Costco chocolate cake is very good, according to many, but I am not a chocolate nor sweets person.

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          Davwud RE: Cathy Dec 24, 2008 11:37 AM

          I know what it is. I just don't get all the fuss. But that's another thread.


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            PommeDeGuerre RE: Cathy Dec 24, 2008 07:26 PM

            Actually the cocoa powder in Red Velvet is used for it's coloring effect when in the presence of an acid (vinegar and/or buttermilk), which is reddish. It should not taste of chocolate except for possibly the slightest hint and some recipes do not list cocoa as an ingredient at all. The primary flavor should be of buttermilk. If it is of chocolate, you have made Devil's Food, not Red Velvet. This myth of the chocolate flavored Red Velvet is perpetuated by commercial bakeries, such as Spr***les, who sell their Devil's Food and call it Red Velvet, I assume out of fear that most folks don't want a buttermilk flavored cake.

            1. re: PommeDeGuerre
              Cathy RE: PommeDeGuerre Dec 25, 2008 07:41 AM

              When I see cocoa in the recipe, I don't even bother trying.

              If I had known it was more of a buttermilk flavor, I would have tried it the few times I have seen it.

              Thank you PDG. I will be on the lookout for an authentic RVC and try it.

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          ChefDulce RE: Judith Apr 25, 2010 06:57 PM

          I have to say I am a Costco fan but this cake is not good at all. Actually I bought for my mom Bday and I was totally embarassed. No one had a compliment on the cake and it doesn't even taste like cake. The frosting does taste very good but taste so commercial and if you read the ingredients you understand why...about 25 lines of items you don't know.

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