Post # 1
I had a trial run at making my cake the other day……red velvet. i had never had it before. it turned out great, really light and fluffy, and i made buttercream filling…..but it tasted pretty vile TBH!
Because i forgot…i dont particularly like chocolate cake, and red velvet cake IS essentially chocolate cake. i was just so turned on by having a red cake i forgot the main thing……what it tasted like!
so its back to the drawing board for me……
what flavour do you all think is a good all-rounder?
i CAN make a nice sponge…..but its figuring out what flavour…
Hmmmmm, what about St. Clements cake…? Orange sponge with lemon filling?
I love orange cake, and lemon, and coconut too, but i suppose i could go for plain vanilla…..that way everyone will at least eat it.
Post # 3
I’m biased, since it’s my cake, but I love a light vanilla cake with strawberries and cream filling with buttercream icing. I know that our baker mixes the cream filling with meringue, so it’s super light. And great for a summer day!
Post # 4
I like the plain vanilla idea… simple, delicious.
Post # 5
FI and I are all about the vanilla.. although, a spice cake has been talked about, as well.
For a red velvet cake, have you thought about cream cheese icing instead of buttercream? I always use that when I make it, and it’s delicious. :]
Post # 6
Thank you, and i LOVE fresh strawberries in a cake with cream, but i am making my own cake and need to make it the day before and i dont think fresh strawberries would be so fresh …..its august and i would need to refridgerate and possibly wouldnt have room in my fridge for a huge cake…. Hmmmmm
I definately will go for vanilla though i think, and maybe just the top tier something different …..orange/lemon or coconut with buttercream….
i would buy a supermarket cake , apart from the fact i think i wanted different flavours. but if i DO decide to go wih ALL tiers vanilla…..then i might as well save myself the work and buy one from the supermarket……3 tier cake, total cost £30 $50…..
Post # 7
yeah i like cream cheese and also buttercream……its actualy the chocolate cake i am not so fond of….
Post # 8
I’ve never tried this, but if you like the look of red velvet cake but not the taste, I don’t see why you couldn’t add red food coloring to a white or vanilla cake and just have the red color but the vanilla taste!
Post # 9
aw, that sucks!!! you could try to make the red velvet by leaving out the cocoa powder and adding 1/2 as much flour as you would have cocoa powder, and that way you still get your red cake! but if you really want something new – I think we’re doing a caramel brown sugar cake with vanilla or brown sugar buttercream (haven’t decided which frosting I want yet, but all the recipes are from the Magnolia Bakery cookbook, which is…YUM!), since that’s a pretty universal flower profile, and then I’m thinking of adding chocolate sauce on the side (because When Harry Met Sally is totally my favorite movie, and chocolate is my favorite food but we have some people who are allergic, so this way it’s optional!)
Post # 10
I usually make my sponge cake with caramel filling, it’s very yummy. You can do the white cake recipe and use the red food coloring and then just use your favorite filing.
Post # 11
OMG! i never gave that a thought!!!!!!!!
thats definatley worth a try thank you so much for the suggestion…..
i think it probably wont be a deep red as the chocolate cake but who cares? i just really like the look of it, quite unusual being red….
*note to self* STPUID! why didnt i think of that!!!!!!!
I still think i might do vanilla aswel though, ….vanilla white cake. and although i dont like chocolate sponge cake…(it must be the cocoa), i LOVE white chocolate filling….and caramel filling too!
Post # 12
@anne B: you could do a white chocolate ganache filling, it’s super easy to do and soooo good!
Post # 13
*wipes saliva from mouth*!
THAT sounds like a plan…..
Post # 14
I will always vote for coconut. Reduced coconut milk (just dump it in a saucepan and simmer, stirring occasionally, until it’s 1/3 its original volume) is the best thing IN THE ENTIRE WORLD to add to frosting.
Post # 15
*wipes saliva from mouth*! – bahahaha, you’re funny. When I’m making my cakes, I’m always drooling cuz they’re so good, I pretty much eat the left overs lol