My guess is something was lost in translation in the guesstimations between ounces and cups.
The batter turns out just like a normal cake batter would, no graininess, etc.
I first published this recipe for Gilt Taste, but as Lexingtonians know, I developed it at Table 310.
I ran it on my dessert menu for weeks on end, tinkering until I got it just right.
), you can substitute up to half of the butter with cream cheese, but boiled milk purists can leave it out.
12 ounces all purpose flour 2 ounces natural cocoa 16 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature 2 ounces safflower oil or other neutral flavored oil 18 ounces brown sugar 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2¼ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, preferably freshly ground scrapings from two vanilla bean pods 6 eggs, room temperature 12 ounces red wine (Zinfandels work especially well) 1½ ounces vanilla extract 1 batch German buttercream, using the cream cheese variation if you like (I do! In a large bowl, combine the butter, oil, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla bean seeds.
For all of you who came in, tried it out, and left feedback: thank you!
You’ll notice this is like any Red Velvet recipe you’ve seen before.
I have saved this recipe and have marked it with a star. ) and appreciate you trying to help-i love your recipes and photos, keep it up!You’ll really have to fling the nibs to make them stick, don’t be afraid to get a little messy. · [email protected] · 18, 2011 · AM Not only is the cake gorgeous, but the post is chock full of terrific information. · Brooks at Cakewalker · 19, 2011 · AM @Winnish, thanks so much! It’s definitely not a red cake (as the pictures illustrate) but I hate that you didn't enjoy it.For information on how to store cakes, see this post from the Kitchn. I owe it all to Sarah Jane’s photography, she knocked these outta the park! Sorry for whatever weirdness went on with your comment, haha. @Elyse, I was prepared to cut a few pieces to get the right one, but it worked out on the first try. If you have any questions or think something might have gone wrong with your cake, let me know, I’d love to help you get to the bottom of it. i definitely got thrown off by the oz measurements but was measuring with oz in a measuring cup trying to be accurate.At any rate, having had to throw away all those ingredients with a bad batch, you’re probably not looking to spend any more money, but I can’t recommend enough a kitchen scale.(My favorite part: recipes come together super fast because you can measure the ingredients straight into the bowl, no cups to clean! Stella Dec 23, 2011 · AM Hi Stella, gorgeous recipe, I’m about to make it for Christmas lunch. ) – when you list the measurements in ounces for things like wine or oil or vanilla extract, I assume you mean fluid ounces? · Amanda · Dec 24, 2011 · PM @Amanda, not a stupid question at all!