Hopefully it turned out ok. Let me know! Red velvet cupcakes take a beloved traditional recipe and make it even more flavorful. The cake was devoured by my family as we celebrated my brother-in-law's birthday. I am even going to trim off ALL the brown edges and sides, top and bottom before frosting with a pure white buttercream frosting!!! Thanks for the recipe! I used a lemon cake with vanilla pudding because it's what I had on hand. Red velvet cake is basically a red-colored chocolate cake that can look stunning, or disastrous if the cake is burned, dry or lacks the typical bright red coloring. Buy the batter seems to thick is this normal? I've made the recipe using cupcakes as well, and it works for me. But requested a homemade vanila cake -- vanilla everything.....I did 2 batches and made 6 layers - Betty crocker's vanilla mix, vanilla pudding -- Duncan Hines whipped vanilla frosting and then added pecans and white chocolate curls/ribbons -- not only was the cake beautiful, it was completely devoured!!!! Cupcakes are the same way too; it makes about 3 dozen cupcakes. Hi!!! You can replace all or part of the water with buttermilk to make the cake moist and slightly tangy. I have never made it without it so I am not sure how the recipe would turn out. Red Velvet Marble Pound Cake with Peppermint Glaze. Thank you for sharing! My husband said he thought it was the best cake I had ever baked and I have been baking scratch cakes for over 40 years. Do I add vanilla pudding or strawberry ? So nice to hear that this was a hit! I am so glad it works for you :) It's one of the first recipe posts I did on my blog, so it's in major need of a redo..... thanks for letting me know it works for you. I might try it again and add zest and lemon juice to the frosting. I've been scrolling through all the comments hoping someone else had the same troubles as me. The dough is thick, like a regular brownie mix. I agree, the flavor and texture of this cake is out of this world. Others have said a bundt pan works well too. I now use this similar recipe, which never fails and tastes delicious. Use 3 of them as the recipe calls for. I used this recipe to make a bundt tonight with an orange supreme cake mix and french vanilla pudding. I am sure the other milks would work, I just prefer the whole milk :). This recipe seems to be hit or miss for most people who try it. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, … Because of the added ingredients you will end up with more cake batter. It tasted amazing! I think part of the problem with the cake falling is the dairy/ fat ratio. The cake is simply amazing in flavor AND texture, not to mention so moist! I have seriously retested this recipe dozens of times and it never fails me. Black cherry yogurt sounds amazing! It was dense but light and fluffy. Remove excess flour. I follow the recipe and added the 2 spoons of flower. I made it! It shouldn’t go bad. Yes, 7 eggs is a lot and would definitely make the cake dense! https://www.savvyapron.com/easy-red-velvet-cake-recipe-with-cake-mix Make sure to match up your pudding to the cake flavor you pick. If you want to double it for a crowd I would use a cookie sheet (13"x18") pan with sides on it. The perfect recipe for when I don't feel like making everything (or anything) from scratch! You can do cupcakes, 2 round cake pans, a 9x13 pan, etc. I’ve actually used this recipe for cupcakes and it works!! It was definitely not pourable. Whatever you use, just make sure that the pan is not filled more than halfway as the cake rises while baking. If you're worried about the amount just reduce to 3/4 cup and see how that goes. It should be thick but still easily pourable and then you may have to use a spatula to spread it out. I read through the comments to find out why. Hope this was helpful. So good to hear! I followed the recipe exactly and tested my cake with a toothpick until it came clean and it fell as it was cooling. Honestly, not sure what the problem is. I guess I don't really understand what happened? I have made many cakes/cupcakes but I have never had so many compliments! ? Hence the reason I am reworking it to try and get it right so everyone can have success with it. Yum. The family loved it and with the icing on I don't think they noticed how it looked. Either one works fine. There's no question the color of red velvet cake differs dramatically from current neon-colored confections. The cake fell almost immediately when done. It's moist and tender, with a fine crumb, and perfectly scrumptious. It also has cocoa powder added to it for a mild chocolate flavoring. The most important thing is to make sure you get the same "color" of pudding mix and cake mix. I found this the other night when I was looking for a good recipe. I have not tried using fresh fruit. If you're checking the cake over and over again, he advised you're changing the temperature of your oven and will see less than stellar results. Added some fresh lemon zest with the other ingredients and this turned out great!! Best Red Velvet : Betty Crocker Super Moist Red Velvet Cake Mix . So yummy! Works perfect every time and so easy! Your recipe is spot on! Can I use an 8 inch pan instead of a 9 inch? Use a convenient & inexpensive boxed cake mix along with a few staple pantry ingredients to "doctor up" the cake mix. Use butter. Sour cream makes the cake super moist. That seems to do wonders for cookies so I bet it would work great for this. 24 to 28 Red Velvet Cookies, recipe follows . Thanks for your comment. The result will be a perfectly moist, fluffy, rich cake that tastes like it came from a bakery. Thank you, thank you!! :-). Feb 1, 2012 - The most important trick to baking red velvet cake from a box is hiding the box and passing it off as your own. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. I usually always use the paddle attachment because you can use that one to whisk wet ingredients and mix everything together when you add in the dry ingredients (referring to a cookie recipe....). Then use the scale to get to the 18.25-18.50oz that you need. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans with shortening, then sprinkle with flour. I have only ever had success with a layer cake for this recipe. Can this recipe be used for a layered cake? The higher fat % is best. So I guess it either works for some and not for others. It seems that this doctored up cake mix recipe seems to be hit or miss for most of you. Same size as you. (Bundt pan used). Good question. I used COOK pudding before reading the directions... am I sunk? January 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm. If you can’t find a red velvet box mix, I like using a German chocolate cake mix + 1 box instant vanilla (or chocolate) pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, and one bottle of red food dye. Just made cupcakes with this recipe. I would say yes it would fit in the half sheet pan. Don't know how that's possible but it was. Prepare a cookie sheet (12"x17") by spraying with bakers spray. I hate it when recipes don't turn out and I hate it even more when the recipes I post on my blog don't turn out for others. :). This recipe is hit or miss and while they taste good I am not sure why it works for some and not for others. Hi Rebecca! Some days my stuff is amazing and other days, just doesn’t work out. I want to bake a strawberry cake, can i use strawberry box cake mix ? Hey loves!Welcome back to my channel. They changed the cake mix box sizes which messes things up for sure. Just add the pudding, it shouldn't change any amounts of the other ingredients. You don't taste the cheesecake flavor. Hi thank you so much for visiting my channel, this is my first English video and don’t worried Im gone keep them coming!! If you're making a cake, this recipe fits really well into 3 cake pans for a 3 layer cake. If you don't want the double lemon, you could always use the white chocolate pudding mix. I added 3 Tbsp flour and only 3/4 cup oil to the next recipe and it worked beautifully. You could try it. Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week. My feeling is that, even with extra flour added, there are simply too many and too much of rich ingredients - namely, a lot of oil, sour cream, and milk. So sorry this happened. Red velvet cake is basically a red-colored chocolate cake that can look stunning, or disastrous if the cake is burned, dry or lacks the typical bright red coloring. Pour … No. The flour in the box mix is measured appropriately for the other ingredients. DO NOT prepare the pudding, just use the dry powder. so I have someone that wants pink velvet cake and Duncan doesn't make it anymore. ** Thank YOU so much for visiting this post! I am actually in the process of reworking this recipe because since posting they decided to decrease the package size of the cake mixes! Stats: 8" round Duncan Hines Red Velvet (DH RV) box mix; substituted the water with Dr. Pepper; added 1 package of chocolate fudge pudding; cheesecake mousse filling; iced with white chocolate IMBC; Stupid me forgot to take photos of the finished product. and help on this would be great Just make sure the colors coordinate. MyCakeSchool.com I only fill whatever I'm putting it in a little less than halfway. I was so pleased with how they turned out so moist and how easy they were to make. How can I use it with your recipe. Any idea what would Use this. I am always confused with cake mixes - should I use the whisk attachment or the flat beater attachment? My family loved it and we are using it for my daughter's wedding cupcakes. I don't want to change or delete this one because it works so well for so many of you**. They all fell. It came out excellent. To remedy this problem, cut a towel into strips as wide as the cake pan depth and as long as the circumference. And your cake sounds amazing!! Mix with electric mixer on low for 1-2 minutes. But white cake is just too plain for me to make. These times have been pretty solid for me when baking but of course oven and altitude vary. Most of them are from 16 oz- 18 oz. Yes, I'm sure that would be fine. Luckily someone one had recommended adding 6 tablespoons of flour if the cake mix was a 15.25 oz mix. ? I am not positive as I've never done it. And I am really happy this worked out for you. I've been baking for fifty-plus years and have never had such a failure. The batter will be thick so make sure you tap your pan down on a counter to even it out and have no bubbles in the batter during baking. I will go do that. Doubling everything seems like you would end up with a ton of cake batter. I went to the store and bought more cake mix and pistachio pudding to try again, this time putting less batter than recommended and using left over batter for cupcakes. I cut my cakes in half for a layered cake. Mix in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula. I was so worried because I never make cakes and his family is very picky! Calling all chocoholics. Thank you! I am an English lady who has been doing this for years. My cake mix was 15.25 oz. Then they fell, like a pancake!! I want to do this with lemon cake. If I am using 2 box cakes would I still would all ingredients? Winner ! So sorry to hear it did not work for you. Strawberry and cheesecake sound amazing! If that's the case then it sounds like they were filled to full. Thanks so much and thanks for coming back to leave your comment. Follow the cake mix directions for baking. Apply a thin layer of frosting to the cake and allow the frosting to harden slightly before applying a thicker coat of frosting. You could try white chocolate pudding possibly?? can I double the recipe for a 11X15 cake pan? Good luck. That's amazing. I'm sure that "together as a family" needs to hear about a few of her followers who have experienced their cakes/cupcakes sinking. I see you suggest sour cream and milk with more fast, such as vegetable oil. A chemical reaction once explained the deep red, but modern cooks achieve it by … One box red velvet cake mix (do not follow ingredients on back of the box)1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil2 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extractFOR THE FROSTING FILLING:4 ounces cream cheese (at room temperature)4 Tablespoons butter (softened)1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups confectioners' sugar Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 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