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very good. made as advertised and turned out great!
WOW! Velvety and delicious!!! I only used 1 bottle of red coloring and I thought the batter was a little dense, so I added about 1/2 cup more water/buttermilk mixed. Used this for a birthday, where there were 2 cakes -- this was eaten to the last crumb. One guy said "I usually don't even LIKE cakes, but this is REALLY GREAT!" Will definitely make this again.
The grocery store was out of white cake mix with pudding, but they DID have red velvet cake mix! Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. 4 stars for my improvisation... a million stars for deliciousness. I made cupcakes and frosted with cream cheese frosting (recipe on 'zaar). Mmm mmm!!!
i added 2x more cocoa, used butter, 1 teas vanilla and 1/2 teas almond extract and cream cheese frosting beat into cool whip (much lighter and VERY delicious)
Loved it. I used yellow cake mix instead, and 1 oz food coloring, and they came out beautifully! Not to mention delicious. Store bought cream cheese frosting works well with this too if you're super short on time.
Absolutely delicious and so easy. Couldn't find the cake mix with the pudding. I did have to add more buttermilk though..too thick. And I made home made fluffy white icing the recipe on the Wilton meringue can for the boiled icing. It really made the cake. I did three layers wow what a picture. I will be doing this one again at Christmas for about 200 people.. wish me luck
I'm giving this 1 star for simplicity. Taste reigns supreme and in my opinion this cake doesn't have it. I am a red velvet fan, and followed the directions to a "T" ... BUT this cake came out like a dry chocolate cake. Not moist (and it wasn't overbaked), no depth of flavor, just like a dry bleh choc. cake with food coloring. My husband actually thought it was okay, but he likes dry, unsweet cakes. This tastes nothing like a 'real' red velvet cake. The only redeeming factor of the cake I made was that I iced with Bourbon Cream Cheese frosting... with enough of the icing in each bite, it was easier to overlook the lack of flavor in the cake itself.
This was an excellent recipe, and very easy to make. I used butter instead of margarine, and a yellow cake mix (I couldn't find a white mix with pudding in the mix). I used 2 heart shaped pans, and it turned out perfect.
My kids loved this cake! I didn't have a pudding-in-the-mix cake mix, so I added a box of instant chocolate pudding mix to the recipe, decreasing the cocoa to 2 Tbl., and increasing the buttermilk to 2 cups. I frosted it with homemade cream cheese frosting and it was a big hit. Thanks for a great recipe:)
A gorgeous looking cake, perfect for our Christmas lunch dessert- it got lots of ooh's and aah's... unfortunately, the taste was a little off. Perhaps it's the 'cake mix taste' or the food coloring..I just don't know. In any case, if I were to make red velvet cake again, I would use this recipe.