I did not like this recipe at all. The cake did not come out all light and fluffy, instead it was solid as a brick. After looking at many RVC recipes, it seems like this one has a lot of eggs and very little baking soda compared to others. I am not sure if this was the problem but I do know that I ended up throwing the cake out. Very disappointing since it was for a birthday and it was not cheap to make ($7.00 just for 2 bottles of food coloring). I will use a different recipe next time.
Chocolate-Red Velvet Cake Batter
ModeChic Posted: 05/25/09
MissKris Posted: 02/15/10
Pretty to look at but not enough liquids, cake was VERY dry. After reading more recipes for Red Velvet Cake, I see that most of them call for buttermilk, wonder why this one doesn't? I used Southern Living's recipe because I thought it would be great. Won't make this again!
JazzyV Posted: 11/24/10
I made this cake in 2007 and it was great. It went over very well with the family that I decided to do it again for Thanksgiving 2010.
soonervicki Posted: 12/22/11
I have used many SL cake recipes with great success. However, this recipe is terrible. It's extremely dense (solid as a rock). We threw it away. A "1" rating is generous. Very disappointing considering the effort AND expense that went into it.
toomanyjenns Posted: 03/07/12
Wish I had read the reviews first. I went to Southern Living b/c I thought here I would find an authentic delicious Red Velvet Cake recipe. I'm not sure what to call what just came out of my oven, but it was certainly not red velvet cake. And I'm known for being a decent baker so it was not the cook. Don't waste your time/money with this one.