This is the same recipe I use, except I use 2 teaspoons of cocoa instead of 2 Tablespoons and 1teaspoon of vinegar instead of 1 Tablespoon. So far, this cake recipe has been made for over 60 years in our family that I know of. It is the most requested cake that I am asked to make. The icing that I use is a cooked icing as well, and it has been the traditional icing to use on a red cake in our family over the years. No other icing will do! Cooked icing can be a little tricky if you haven't ever made it before.
This was a hit! unfortunately it's not picture worthy due to a mishap on my part but it tastes delicious!!My family could not get enough of it! I just need to make some minor changes (I think I'll add a tad bit more buttermilk next time to make it just a bit more moist) but other than that the taste was perfect! I used a cream cheese frosting that gave it the perfect contrast of flavor. Like heaven in your mouth!
I am a professional pastry chef with my own business and this Red Velvet Cake is the best! I pride myself on my delicious yellow cake and chocolate cake recipes I have concocted over the past year. I have had such a hard time finding a great Red Velvet recipe. This weekened I have had a dozen red velvet cupcakes and a red velvet square cake due and I started to panic. After trying so many recipes and not liking any of them, I gave this one a try. Fantastic! I didn't follow the directions though-I put liquids together, creamed butter sugar-added eggs and vanilla. Put dry ingredients together. I did the two staged creaming method. Thank you so much! This is also really close to the WAldorf Astoria Cake recipe.
We LOVE this cake!! The flavor is like no other I have ever tried. I got my copy of the recipe from my husband's great grandmother. She used to make him one every year for his birthday and she always made it at Christmas too. Her icing recipe is the same as Nana's Red Velvet Cake Icing. It is different from traditional icing, but it is what makes the cake extra special.
Thanks for the recipe. My daughter wanted red velvet for her 8th birthday, and this turned out beautifully.
Really delicious! Made it for New Years Eve and everyone loved it. I followed the recipe exactly.