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scout1 May 8, 2009 11:43 AM

Hi,

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

Thanks!

  1. todao May 8, 2009 06:44 PM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/388523

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      scout1 May 11, 2009 06:21 AM

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

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        chocolatstiletto May 13, 2009 06:15 AM

        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.

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          scout1 May 13, 2009 07:23 AM

          Do you know what the vinegar is for?

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            chocolatstiletto May 14, 2009 01:55 PM

            I believe it's for a necessary chemical reaction, the reason for which is totally escaping me....ahh, baking bites(http://bakingbites.com/2008/08/using-...) 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."

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              scout1 May 15, 2009 08:34 AM

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

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      ESNY May 8, 2009 12:03 PM

      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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        jenhen2 May 15, 2009 08:43 AM

        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!

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