" Cake Boss " Red Velvet Cake

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Red Velvet
It was about 2 years ago on my birthday, Chris and I spent the whole day in Hoboken.
We went to various bakeries spending ridiculous money on cupcakes, and loving every minute.
Out of about 2 dozen cupcakes, my FAVORITE was a Red Velvet cupcake from Carlos Bake Shop.
It was amazingly moist and decadent.
I was beyond excited for Buddy’s book to release after hearing that their red velvet recipe would be inside.
I’m not usually a red velvet fan, but this red velvet is my favorite right after chocolate cake.
Red Velvet
So of course as soon as I had the chance I made the recipe in the book,
but it doesn’t taste, look, smell, or feel anything like theirs.
The crumb was dry, and a little grainy.
Which I was shocked because it had shortening..
I don’t like to use shortening in my cakes, but figured this cake was worth it.
Now I understand they aren’t going to give out their recipe – fair enough, but if it kills me I’m going to find a recipe like his.. because that cake is amazing.
The next time I make a red velvet I won’t be using red food coloring, instead I plan on attempting to achieve the color with beetroot.
This cake took more food coloring than I’ve used in about 2 years.
Do you have a tried and true red velvet recipe that you love?
If so please share!! :)
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17 Responses to “" Cake Boss " Red Velvet Cake”

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    Medifast — November 11, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    The color is wonderful, Red Velvet cakes or cupcakes I find are really hard to get a really good coloring.

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    Milk and Honey Mommy — November 11, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

    Courtney,

    I was hoping when I scrolled down that you were sharing the recipe like you usually do :-(. I use to make a red velvet cake, but it called for a box mix and I don’t use those anymore. I do have a red velvet-chocolate cake (I like mixing the best of both worlds) that I make every year for Christmas. It doesn’t call for a bucket of red food coloring and is quite good. Let me know if you would like the recipe milkandhoneymommy @ gmail dot com.

    I would love to know how the beetroot juice colored cake turns out.

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — November 12, 2010 @ 3:24 am

    Your pictures are incredible!!

    I’m in the hunt for a good red velvet recipe too! I haven’t found one I liked.

    I’ve read that using canola oil instead of butter produces a very moist product. I use oil in my cupcakes and it make a huge difference!

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    Anonymous — November 12, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

    Great post! I’m looking to make some changes in my own eating habits and learning to cook, so I appreciate your insight a lot! Thank you. I recently stumbled upon this blog like I did yours and I thought your readers may appreciate it: http://burisonthecouch.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/food-for-thought/

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    Mama Cupcake — November 13, 2010 @ 4:08 am

    I think I may have found someone who loves cupcakes just like me! Ever since Iron Cupcake ends there has been a whole in my heart. Would you ever want to do a cupcake roundup/contest with me?

    Saw you through the Brandfluential section of Momdot (food blog part). :)

    mackfamily11@yahoo.com

    Beautiful cupcakes btw!

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    Mama Cupcake — November 13, 2010 @ 4:12 am

    I also wanted to add (sorry for the novel) that when you mix Dutch Processed Cocoa with Vinegar that is where you get the red color from…its a chemical reaction…also gives the cake much better texture (light, fluffy). I’ll be posting a recipe next week.

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    naomi — November 13, 2010 @ 4:13 am

    Okay, so I have to admit I have never had a red velvet cupcake-yikes, huh, but yours look fantastic!

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    Amanda — November 13, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    That cake looks AMAZING!! Well done girl!!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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    Anonymous — November 14, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

    My favorite red velvet cupcake recipe is the Magnolia Bakery’s. It is found online. I also prefer to use Sprinkle’s cream cheese frosting recipe. Best of both coasts!

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    Fashion Meets Food — November 16, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    Those cupcakes look absolutely amazing! I have never made red velvet before but definitely think I need to give it a try. Love your blog I am a new follower!

    xo

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    Courtney — November 21, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    Thanks for all the comments. Excited to try a new recipe soon :)

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    Jennifer @ Giveaways and More! — March 6, 2011 @ 1:21 am

    I’ve made Paula Deen’s recipe (can be found on Food Network’s website) and it was pretty good. It used buttermilk which gave it a nice tang and vegetable oil instead of shortening but also used red food coloring. My husband is a red velvet connoisseur and he was very pleased!

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    Courtney — March 6, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

    Thanks Jennifer, I’ll definitely try her recipe! :)

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    Anonymous — March 25, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    I tried the recipe in the Cake Boss cookbook. What a big disappointment.

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    Theresa — August 7, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    That looks so yummy!

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    Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving — September 28, 2012 @ 5:13 am

    That looks yummy. I haven’t had red velvet cake in years.

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