(Closed) Red Velvet Cake? Help Me Understand

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Beesgf: I love red velvet cake – a LOT. I dont know why I love it so much I just do!! I do love the cream cheese frosting!

Post # 4
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Fiance and I will be having a red velvet cake at our wedding as well.  I am from New York/Poconos (PA).  I have never really traveled through the “Deep South”.  However, we got a box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix and simply fell in LOOOOVE!!  The cream cheese icing is just a bonus!  I have had bad red velvet before so maybe that’s your fluke!

Post # 7
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Beesgf: Definitely not supposed to be dry!  Sounds to me like you just had a bad batch! When you taste a made from scratch red velvet cake it’s amazing (and yes, I do think it is more of a southern tradition that is catching on in other places but I could be wrong on that lol)

Post # 8
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I actually make a really good red velvet cake/red velvet cupcakes from scratch.  This is my favorite type of cake, maybe because of the cream cheese icing!  However, I’ve found so many different recipes that have varying amounts of cocoa.  Maybe the ones you had used a recipe with not enough cocoa.  I do believe it is a Southern trend, as my husband and I have been down South and found these to be quite popular.

Post # 9
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991


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Post # 10
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I LOVE me some red velvet!!  I actually have a cake tasting tomorrow and when I looked at the flavors, I said “No red velvet?!?!?  WTF!!  I don’t know about this place anymore…”  It is very much a southern thing and most definitely NOT supposed to be dry.  If you’ve got a Sprinkles close, try one from them.  YUM…

Post # 11
83 posts
Worker bee

I love the red velvet cake from our local bakery! wanted to buy some and they were out….. so i thought ” i’ll just make one! went to the store and bought a mix!   BIG MISTAKE!  it was awful and tasted nothing like the fabulous red velvet cake i have come to love!  so if your only experience is a duncan hines…… go to a good bakery and give it another try! I’m just sayin! ๐Ÿ™‚



Post # 12
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are having red velvet too. Fiance and I are not from the South, but tried it and love the slight cocoa-ness without being too chocolatey. Also love the deep color – so fun! And yes, the cream cheese frosting is not bad either. Maybe it is just another one of the passing trends like colored shoes, bird cage veils, etc.

@dpham67 – When our venue took Red Velvet off the menu at our cake tasting – we also were like WTF!?!? So decided to go with an outside bakery just so we could have it!

Post # 13
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Your red velvet cake shouldn’t be dry. To me, its like chocolate cake with a vinegar tang to it. I really like it when it has pecans and coconut, too.

It should blow your mind and be delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the receipe I use. I like to make a red velvet cake for Valentine’s Day, and of all the ones I’ve done, this is my favorite (WARNING: Its Paula Deen and it uses 3 STICKS OF BUTTER!!! Hence, why I make it one time a year!)


Post # 14
4590 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love the red velvet/cream cheese icing combo!  Not sure why, hubs doesn’t really care for it. But give either of us an orange cake with cream cheese icing and we’d be fighting over it!!

Post # 16
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

You def had a bad cupcake. Try it again; promise you’ll be adding it to your cake flavors ๐Ÿ™‚

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