So...as a huge fan of DH white cake mix, can't I just make that and add a 1 oz. bottle of red coloring to get it red, and hopefully it will taste better than the RV recipes I've tried? Will this work, or will all of that food coloring change the flavor too much? I'm not sure what to do here...if I should just make the RV knowing it won't taste all that great (which I really don't want to do!) or can I make the white cake, color it red, and voila! Red cake.?
I'd probably add extra flavorings, either extra vanilla or almond or lemon.
Oh, you should try the white chocolate velvet cake. I think I posted the recipe here in this forum. It is yummy!
White Chocolate Velvet Cake
1 white cake box mix (any brand)
1/4 cup cake flour
1 1/3 cup water
1/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons clear vanilla (can use regular vanilla)
1 teaspoon butter flavoring (optional)
3 egg whites
1 box of white chocolate instant pudding mix (4 1/2 cup size)
OPTIONAL: Melt 6 oz white chocolate with 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Add in to mix. Again, this step is optional.
Mix all ingredients on low speed until liquid is incorporated. Increase the speed to medium until mixed well. The batter will be about as thick as pudding and will be silky and smooth. Pour in prepared pans and bake at 325 degrees for length of time indicated for your pan size.
I suggest using Wilton's No Taste Red and be prepared to use the entire small jar.
That's interesting that she really is looking for the color red and not the actual taste of red velvet. Which, by the way, is a slightly tangy (from the buttermilk), yet mild tasting cake that is super tender and moist.
You could just add the Colour but use Wilton or Americolour GEL colors, as the others have said.
I do know it raises a lot so don't fill more than 1/2 full, as I had it overflow twice into the bottom of my oven!
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