Need opinions for Red Cake recipe

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by tinychicken, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. tinychicken

    tinychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    First, the disclaimer. I love to cook but am not much of a baker (other than pizza). I need some input from experienced bakers.

    I have a recipe for Waldorf Astoria Red Cake (AKA Red Velvet Cake) that I have made before. My recipe calls for baking the cake in two 8-inch pans. I have searched the web and found similar recipes calling for two 9-inch pans. I want to make a 3 layer cake.

    So, my question is can this recipe be stretched into three 8-inch pans, or would it be better to increase the recipe by a half? I have read that increasing cake recipes is not a good idea, but I'm not sure why. Maybe overmixing?

    This is for Christmas, so I am leaning toward increasing the recipe 'cause I don't want to skimp!

    Anywho, here's the recipe that was given to me. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    1-1/2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup butter
    2 eggs
    2 oz. red food coloring
    2 t. cocoa
    1 t. salt
    2-1/4 cups flour
    1 t. baking soda
    1 t. vinegar
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 t. vanilla
     
  2. My FIL always made the Red Velvet cake before he died, but his had big thick layers and a 2 layer cake filled up everyone, Sure miss his cooking. But you might google allreceipes, or soul food and see what they have marrie
     
  3. Gloria

    Gloria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why not just make a second batch and add a 4th layer? I'm the baker in our family so I do a lot of baking and I think that's what I would do. Hope this helps!
     
  4. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is, by far, the best Rex Velvet Cake you have ever put into your mouth...it make three layers and I have gotten some rave reviews on this cake over the last 5 years.

    EASY RED VELVET CAKE
    posted 06-19-2003 by acountrycook on Copykat.com

    1-BOX BUTTER (DH) recipe cake mix
    1 teaspoons soda
    3 tablespoons cocoa
    1 stick of butter- softened
    Mix dry ingredients together, cut in butter.

    1 cup milk
    2 tablespoons vinegar
    Put vinegar into measuring cup then add enough milk to make one cup, let sit for 2 to 3 minutes.

    1 bottle red food coloring
    3 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    Add wet ingredients to dry and beat 4 minutes. Bake at 325° for 25 to 30 minutes .... makes 3 (9-inch)layer

    Frosting:
    4-1/2 Tbs. flour
    1-1/2 c. milk
    1/2 c. shortening
    1 c. butter
    1-1/2 c. sugar
    2 tsp. vanilla

    Frosting Instructions:
    Cook until thick- flour and milk, cool completely.

    Beat until creamy (about 4 minutes) - shortening, butter, sugar, vanilla. Add milk and flour mixture a little at a time and beat well.
     
  5. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    I'm going to try to make one sometime this month-have never made red velvet cake before, and it looks like fun [​IMG] That will be my second "trial" cake, tomorrow I'm going to try to make an applesauce spice cake with brown sugar frosting, that my FIL has been asking for-if it turns out tomorrow, I will make a new one as part of his Christmas present when we go over there.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  7. tinychicken

    tinychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Gloria, I like that idea! A 4th layer it is. Now let's see...do I double or triple that frosting recipe....hmmmmm...............
     

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