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Topic Title: Yummy in my tummy Doctored Red Velvet
Created On Friday October 28, 2011 11:56 AM
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whoknew?
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Posted: Friday October 28, 2011 11:56 AM

I'm munching on the overfilled part of my third 3-D Skull cake. OMG it is SOOOOO good. All this time I've been yakking about how red velvet is a fad, doesn't taste any different, yada yada yada. Well, I officially apologize. I was wrong. I still personally prefer chocolate, sour cream white, but this recipe is awfully good.

I just tasted the warm cake sliced off the 'top' of the 3-D skull and goodness, it doesn't need cream cheese frosting. It actually does taste "unique". And it absolutely does NOT taste like the base is from a box mix.

Here's the recipe:

Courtesy of BlakesCakes from CakeCentral.com—DOCTORED RED VELVET CAKE:

1 Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 box white chocolate (hard to find) or chocolate instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. buttermilk [I use buttermilk powder mixed with water to 'make' the buttermilk for my baking]
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract

BlakesCakes: “Hand mix all ingredients until incorporated and then mix on medium with a hand mixer for 1:30 to 2:00 minutes. Bake at 325 until a toothpick comes out clean. The cake is tasty and sturdy. I often ice with a 50/50 mixture of homemade buttercream and canned cream cheese icing so that the cake can stay at room temp for long periods.”
 
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Mbranko24
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Posted: Friday October 28, 2011 8:19 PM

This sounds great! Thanks for posting! I have been on the hunt for a good red velvet. I will have to give this a TTY.
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Friday October 28, 2011 10:13 PM

Sounds similar to what I do!
 
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thecakediva40
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Posted: Saturday October 29, 2011 5:25 AM

Can you find powder buttermilk at any food market?
 
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Spooky_789
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Posted: Saturday October 29, 2011 10:05 AM
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Cakediva, this doesn't answer your question, but you can easily make buttermilk by putting one tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice in your measuring cup, then adding enough milk to measure one cup. Here is [l=a link/http://frugalliving.about.com/od/condimentsandspices/r/Buttermilk_Sub.htm[/l] to the recipe on how to make your own buttermilk.

I've done this many a times when I get a hankering for buttermilk pancakes and don't have buttermilk on hand. I always have vinegar and usually have milk.

Whoknew, I've yet to make a red velvet cake although my brother in law would like one. Maybe this will inspire me to do it.
 
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Spooky_789
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Posted: Saturday October 29, 2011 10:06 AM
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Let's try that link again: Buttermilk Substitute
 
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BrayRyMama
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Posted: Sunday October 30, 2011 8:53 PM

This is good, I made this for my birthday (haven't eaten yet its still in the freezer waiting to decorate ) but i did snack on the trimmings
 
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berry good
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Posted: Monday October 31, 2011 1:00 AM

The powdered buttermilk is available in my Wal-mart store, with the other milks (sweetened condensed,& evaporated). It is a yellow, red & white 12 oz. can ( round box). Must be refrigerated after opening. FYI
 
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sweetgrandma
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Posted: Monday October 31, 2011 2:02 PM

thanks !!!

Maybe this one will change my mind about RVC too. I don't care for it at all, either the mix or homemade but the next order I get I'll try this one.
 
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NonnaCindy
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Posted: Monday October 31, 2011 3:37 PM

Is the box of pudding the small serving size?
Thanks, Cindy
 
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Spooky_789
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Posted: Monday October 31, 2011 4:17 PM
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Yes. Most doctored cake mixes use the small box (not to say that there is a recipe out there that may call for a large box).
 
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cattitude
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Posted: Saturday November 05, 2011 12:46 AM
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That's the recipe I use. Made it yesterday. I use 1 tsp. of white vinegar with milk to make it like buttermilk.
 
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sunshinehobbyist
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Posted: Sunday November 06, 2011 10:49 AM
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I actually have white chocolate pudding mix! I have been waiting for a good reason to use it, and this is definitely it! YAY!
 
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Spooky_789
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Posted: Sunday November 06, 2011 4:27 PM
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My Better Homes & Garden cook book has a Red Waldorf Cake in it, aka Red Velvet. It uses the creamy frosting that is milk/flour/granulated sugar and vanilla. I have got to make me one of these cakes, whether I use the DH mix (which I bought the other day) or from scratch. Hmmmm.
 
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furball
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Posted: Monday November 07, 2011 8:22 PM
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I actually have the recipe right straight from the Waldorf. Someone I know paid 300.00 for them to mail it to them. He then gave it to me. I haven't made that recipe yet, but I just made the doctored one & it was pretty good.
 
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Spooky_789
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Posted: Tuesday November 08, 2011 9:28 AM
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Furball, it would be interesting to compare your recipe to the one I have. I'll post mine if you'll post yours!
 
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sunshinehobbyist
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Posted: Wednesday November 09, 2011 11:14 AM
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So I made this and with one box I only filled one square 8in pan.
 
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whoknew?
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Posted: Wednesday November 09, 2011 6:09 PM

sunshinehobbyist--One box of doctored DH mix will generally produce about 5 cups of batter. When I made my 3-D skull cake, I measured the red velvet recipe to see how much and got these results:

2 doctored Red Velvet recipes make a total of 12-1/2 cups of batter. (I make cupcakes with the leftover batter.)

So, you should have had 6 to 6-1/4 cups of batter with one batch of the recipe listed above.

Just a note to those of you who should EVER wish to measure red velvet batter......don't. Man, I had RV everywhere! I made a double batch in my KA, then poured into measuring cups to measure total # of cups. Then I poured it into each half of my 3-D skull pan, and measured how much in each half, then added them to get the cups for the whole skull, then, measured the amount left over.

If the police had happened to drop by, they would have thrown me in jail after seeing my face, hair, arms, apron, sink, pencil, paper, counter, floor. [It was actually VERY Halloween-ish]
 
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whoknew?
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Posted: Wednesday November 09, 2011 6:10 PM

p.s. The box of Jello Instant White Chocolate pudding is 3.3 oz.
 
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sunshinehobbyist
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Posted: Wednesday November 09, 2011 9:43 PM
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Lol, it all came out all right. I had two boxes of RV cake mix, along with two boxes of white chocolate pudding. I bought it a long time ago to use in...well I'm not sure but I am glad that I was able to finally use it and free up some space in my cupboard!
 
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