Red Velvet

7 07 2011

I love red velvet cake. Looooove it. Ive made red velvet cake, cupcakes, brownies, cookies, and I’m hoping to make pancakes. Also, my mom got me this great red velvet whoopie pie from Starbucks, and I had an amazing red velvet ice cream from Dylan’s Candy Bar.

I’ve never made a red velvet cake from scratch. I’ve only done it from a box, I really want to though.

Here are some recipes using a red velvet boxed cake mix-

Red Velvet Cookies- This is a very simple recipe that my aunt told me about. All you have to do is get a red velvet boxed cake mix, and instead of adding whatever the box tells you to add, put in 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of oil, mix it up, and then the possibilities are endless! I’ve rolled the dough and used a cookie cutter, I’ve molded it into cookie shapes, or you can just drop it onto cookie sheets. You can put chocolate chips, M&Ms, I’ve even put a chocolate covered pretzel in one cookie! Bake the  cookies at 350 for 7-9 minutes. This works with any type of cake mix also.

“Reddies” (Red Velvet Brownies)- I thought that I had made these up until My mom got me this awesome cookbook called101 Cupcake, Cookie, and Brownie Recipes by Gooseberry Patch. Here’s the recipe- 

1 pkg. red velvet cake mix, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 teaspoon baking cocoa, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract,and  2 tablespoons water.

Combine the dry ingredints, then stir in the wet ingredints. Spray a 13″x9″ baking pan with non-stick spray and spread in batter. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes.

Thanks for reading! Comment if you try either of these recipes, or a good recipe for red velvet cake made from scratch. And remember, you’re never too young to start cooking.