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Red Velvet cake recipe?

I've always wanted to try making a red velvet cake but there are so many different recipes I don't know which one I should try. Does anyone have one specific one they used that turned out really well?

asked by Reen about 7 years ago

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Amanda Hesser
Amanda Hesser

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added about 7 years ago

Here's one: http://bit.ly/iQLgpx

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innoabrd
added about 7 years ago

I've never attempted red velvet, mostly because I have a friend from New Iberia, LA who does, in my opinion, the uber red velvet cake and I'm intimidated. However, the Lee brothers have a recipe in their book and I trust them in all things Southern...

http://mattleeandtedlee...

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lorigoldsby
added about 7 years ago

I jokingly say that any idiot can make a red velvet cake...just use good cocoa, real buttermilk and cake flour, but I change the food coloring to Blue....and it's a Blue Velvet ...wowowo...

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Bevi
added about 7 years ago

Here's one by Deb Perlman, and it's really pretty:

http://smittenkitchen.com...

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tizzle
added about 7 years ago

Can't go wrong with Martha. I used her red velvet cupcake recipe and it was delish every time. Good flavor, moist, great color.

Basically, Martha is always my first stop for baking recipes. There is a reason she has an empire!

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nomnivorous
added about 7 years ago

There are many, many different opinions about red velvet, and what is best. But my main recommendation is this: use MORE cocoa powder than food coloring. That's a general rule for me. And a classic cream cheese frosting is key.

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