Chocolate Velvet Cake Batter

  • anniehoppy050 Posted: 11/09/10
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    I bake A LOT and this chocolate cake recipe is my 'go-to' for any chocolate cake I need to bake. It turns out perfectly every time, and everyone loves how moist and dense it is. I have tried most of the various cakes listed in the Chocolate Velvet Cake Batter recipe -- the Mint is delicious and very different! -- and they are all very good. Try it! You'll like it! :o)

  • TAMU96 Posted: 07/11/09
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    This cake is awesome!! My whole family loves it and asks for it often. I've been asked for the recipe from lots of people...it is a great one. Definitely a keeper!

  • Marilyn0904 Posted: 02/14/10
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    I read a lot of the reviews and then made this cake. I bake A LOT so I am not a novice. The cake was easy to make, and is soooo delicious. I used about 1/2 cup less sugar and it still turned out perfect. I had no trouble getting it out of the pans (I used a heart shaped pan that usually holds 1/2 box cake mix and a large round pan that holds an entire cake mix). Just make sure they are greased and floured well. I iced it with a 1/2 recipe of the cream cheese and pecan frosting from the same recipe group and it is really delicious! I have been searching for a cake that is this moist and delicious for a long time and will definitely be using this recipe as my go-to chocolate cake recipe. Don't let the bad reviews scare you or you will miss out of one fantastic cake!

  • Nana2Livi Posted: 10/31/09
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    I don't understand the negative reviews. I have used this batter with the Turtle Cake recipe many times and it always comes out wonderful! Everyone agrees that it is the best ever. Complete baking instructions are included with the Turtle Cake recipe including the caramel filing and ganache recipes. I always follow the recipe exactly and never have had anything but a beautiful excellent cake.

  • KristenC Posted: 08/31/09
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    This is the best chocolate cake recipe I have ever eaten or made. It turns out consistently and is super moist. The pound cake is beautiful and is perfect to take places. Kids love the incredibly moist cupcakes that are suitable for all occasions. I did not change a thing.

  • charoulli Posted: 01/08/11
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    Ok so the batter tasted great, but that was after several hours it was taken out of the oven. I served it about 4 hours later and it was pretty tasteless. The next day though, it was deliscious! I used a bundt pan, and the batter was still too much so I also filles a baby pan with the remaining so it down't go to waste. I used the "pound" cake topping, but it didn't serve it any justice. I will bake again with a different topping this time. Cooking spray is the trick for being able to take the cake out of the pan. Very simple taste, very easy cake.

  • Budrfly169 Posted: 09/22/09
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    I make wedding cakes as a side business and a potential customer asked if I could make a chocolate velvet cake for her - tried this recipe and it was aweful! A whole box of brown sugar? yuk. Tasted horrible - like I was eating a spoonfull of brown sugar all by itself. Sorry but I'll keep looking.

  • wakwifey Posted: 12/27/09
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    Ok....this is the best tasting cake......but I have such difficulty getting it out of pans as well as it is almost impossible to cut as a slice of cake. It crumbles something awful. Mind you, with the pecan frosting, it is still a delicious dessert.....just not the presentation I hope for. I have made three times with this same problem. Any suggestions????

  • fabmissy Posted: 10/04/10
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    I'm still a novice at baking but it is something I really enjoy. As soon as I saw this recipe I knew it was for me! I made cupcakes for a work baking contest and I won with this recipe! It turned out moist and I used a vanilla buttercream frosting with it. I would not hesititate to use it again!

  • Sept2405 Posted: 12/21/11
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    Great cake!!! I have baked it every year at Christmas for about 7 or 8 years. It is so moist and the icing is to die for. If you want to WOW the crowd try this cake!!!!

  • Kandy0629 Posted: 12/22/11
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    I make this cake all the time and it's perfect EVERY time! A real family favorite! I always make a wax paper circle/lining in the bottom of each pans so it comes out very easily, never sticks . It's never crumbly or dry like one reviewer stated. Maybe it was cooked too long? It's our special occasion cake every Christmas! (made with the cream cheese pecan icing-YUM!)

  • MelissaHanna Posted: 11/07/11
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    I love this cake. I make the ganache and poke holes in the top of the cake. It seeps through and makes a very moist cake. Everyone loves this cake!

  • nooshin Posted: 02/19/12
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    What a great cake! I bake a lot, and have made numerous chocolate cakes, and I must say this is right up there with the best of them. Used the batter to make chocolate velvet pound cake, and it is so tasty and sooooo soft! Love the texture. Instead of powdered sugar, I used a chocolate glaze made of melted semi sweet chocolate chips and butter. May experiment next time and add some cocoa powder to the hot water in the last step for some extra depth of flavor. Outstanding.

  • dalenecorey Posted: 12/22/13
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    Where is the information about temperature and bake time? I baked at 375 for 40 minutes. The cake turned out exceptionally dense and moist.

  • inkwell35 Posted: 07/14/13
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    If you want to kick this up a notch, use a cup of strong coffee instead of water at the end. Use shortening and parchment paper for easy release. I bought the strips at Hobby Lobby in their cake decorating department that you soak in water and straight pin around your cake pans before baking. These strips make for level cakes. All these go towards making a perfect homemade cake

  • mtpippi Posted: 03/25/14
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    how long should you bake it in a 10" round pan? and what temperature?

  • playedwithfire Posted: 03/14/14
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    Perfectly moist and just the right amount of chocolate! I've made this cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting and it was perfect. I also made a Chocolate Mocha cake, replacing the water with hot, strong coffee and frosting with Espresso Buttercream Frosting. This cake is my go to recipe when I want to make a chocolate cake!

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