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May 8, 2009 11:43 AM

Best red velvet recipe?


Does anyone have THE BEST red velvet cake recipe? Looking to bake my husband's birthday cake.


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  1. There is a post about someones "Mom's Mom's Red Velvet Cake" recipe. If you search, you should find it easy. Its great and i highly recommend it.

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    1. re: ESNY

      I just made this for my husband's birthday last weekend and it was delicious! Especially the buttercream - it was amazing! People went nuts for it!

      1. re: todao

        thanks for the link. Have you guys made it? How is it?

        1. re: scout1

          I posted regarding the cake over a year ago; I've made it several times since and I still like it. It's fun, excitingly colored and the boiled-milk-frosting thing is more than a delicious novelty- everyone notices the difference in flavor. Sometimes I've had uneven coloration on the outside of the cake, probably because I halve the amount of coloring and sub in water, but that's kind of a minor quibble.

            1. re: scout1

              I believe it's for a necessary chemical reaction, the reason for which is totally escaping me....ahh, baking bites( provides: "Vinegar is a surprisingly common ingredient in baked goods, considering that it has such a sharp flavor. But as an acid, vinegar is often included in cake and cookie batters to react with baking soda and start the chemical reaction needed to produce carbon dioxide and give those batters a lift as they bake."

              1. re: chocolatstiletto

                thank you! I made the cake last night and it was delicious!! Super moist!