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(a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« on: December 12, 2010, 09:04:06 am »
For my husband's birthday this year I cooked a Red Velvet Cake following Cakeman Raven's recipe:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sara-moulton/southern-red-velvet-cake-recipe/index.html

I had made this recipe once before after seeing it on Bobby Flay's Throwdown and was really happy with it.
The only thing I change on it was omitting the pecans (my hubbies request) and I just cannot bring myself to adding an entire 2oz bottle of red food coloring to it.  :D
Food coloring doesn't change the flavor, well, maybe in that amount it does. ;) Instead I added 1oz of red stuff and it still came out red enough for me.

It's a really GOOD cake and it's now our family's favorite.  I posted a few pics, too.




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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 09:21:33 am »
Great Job the cake looks really good

Happy Birthday to Mr Caribou

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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 10:33:09 am »
Great looking cake Carolyn!! Looks red enough to me too. Happy Belated Birthday to Mr. Caribou as well
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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 10:44:22 am »
Triple layer goodness! Happy Birthday to your husband too!  ;D

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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 11:21:23 am »
The cake looks great.  :)

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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 11:44:21 am »
Thanks guys :)
I'll pass the birthday wishes on the Mr. C.
Do you think in 6 years I'll be able to reuse the "1" candle if I lean it a little to the right? ;)
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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 11:47:39 am »
Put it on the other side for when Miss Emma turns Fifteen!!
Bacon is the Crack Cocaine of the Food World.

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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2010, 11:50:37 am »
looks great and happy b day to your hubby

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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2010, 12:12:34 pm »
Happy Birthday Mr. Caribou!
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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2010, 12:24:45 pm »
Nice cake!! 

It's red, very red :o  ;)

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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2010, 02:30:22 pm »
Nice cake!! 

It's red, very red :o  ;)
How bout I frost one green for Christmas? ;)
Wouldn't that be something?  :o
Probably pretty gross in reality.
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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2010, 02:34:11 pm »
Maybe that's what I'll do for a Christmas dessert. 

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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2010, 02:43:06 pm »
Sounds pretty cool Carolyn might have to use the whole bottle of red to get it darker though for Christmas red
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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2010, 03:42:50 pm »
Looks great, Caribou!!!!   Red velvet cake is the BEST!
Mrs.

P.S.  Happy Birthday to Mr. Caribou!

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Re: (a not so)Red Velvet Cake
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2010, 04:15:38 pm »
How bout I frost one green for Christmas? ;)
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I don’t think I’ve ever seen a green velvet cake? You may be on to something...sitting around the fire reading green eggs and ham on Christmas Eve!  ;D