My Search for the Perfect Red Velvet Cake

I will be making this a monthly linky party!
Let's say the 15th of every month I will make a new search for something! 
Why? Well, I want to have my own bakery one day. And when I do, I want to have all the recipes be my own.  
I will not take your recipe; if you have not noticed before, I tend to put my own spin on every recipe I make, even from cook books. 
If I do make your recipe I will state where I got it from, the original recipe and the 'tweeks' I have made to it. 

This linky party isn't about featuring blogs and recipes, its just about sharing and looking at others recipes. 
So, please look at other's treats, leave them a message, bookmark it, pin it, etc.! 
Please remember that if you do choose to make someone else's treat to leave a link back to the original site where you got it, giving them credit! :)

If you could not tell, I have been making multiple colored velvet cakes lately.
But some come out spongy,

 Some come out dry and a little burnt on the edges,

Some are difficult and not nearly as chocolate-y enough,

Some come out perfect, but they come from dear old Betty Crocker and you just add a few things here and there,

Some come out gritty and not the greatest texture,

Some come out too moist and fall apart,

And some are just full on flops,
This was my red velvet cake roll that just fell apart... it didn't even make it on my blog. :(

So this is why I'm on my search!
Why Red Velvet? Put simply, it's my husbands favorite.
I make it every year for his birthday and I just can't seem to find the perfect recipe for it.

This is where YOU come in!
Link up all your red velvet goodies!
Cupcakes, cakes, cake pops, fudge, cookies, brownies, etc!

3 Lovely Thoughts:

The Pastry Chef said...

I, too, am searching for the perfect red velvet cake. I linked up a pretty good one but I'm always on the lookout for something better. Have you tried the red velvet cake from Gambino's Bakery in New Orleans? That one is pretty good but they're pricey to ship.

Dawn @ DJs Sugar Shack said...

I linked the Red Velvet recipe I have been using. I love it and it has become a big hit. Hope you like it.

Anonymous said...

Hi i make this recipe for red velvet cupcakes and they are a hit!! I also find it doesnt take 20 mins as soon as they pop back when lightly pressed and skewer comes out clean then its done.

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Yield: 14 Cupcakes
60g butter, softened ½ t vanilla essence
¾ c caster sugar ½ c buttermilk
1 egg 1c plain flour
1T Cocoa ½ t baking soda
1 ½ T red food colouring 1 ½ t white wine vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 170 C
2. Mix butter and sugar using an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
3. Turn mixer up and add the egg and beat until well incorporated
4. In a separate bowl mix cocoa, red food colouring and vanilla to make a paste.
5. Add to butter mixture and mix thoroughly.
6. Turn the mixer down slow and add half the buttermilk. Mix until combined.
7. Add half the flour. Mix until combined.
8. Add the last of the buttermilk. Mix until combined.
9. Add the last half of the flour. Mix until combined.
10. Add the baking soda (sifted) and vinegar, turn up the mixer speed and beat for a couple of minutes. ( i put b.s and vinegar in a small bowl to combine then add to mix)
11. Spoon into cases till ¾ full and bake for 20 minutes.
12. Once finished baking and spring back when touched, cool in the tray for 5 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to fully cool. Then ice.

2 c icing sugar 50 g butter, softened 2 T milk

Mix icing sugar and butter with a electric mixer and then add milk.

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