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Red Velvet Cake-advice please wise mumsnetters

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Fedupnagging Tue 04-Dec-12 18:49:58

Am baking a red velvet cake tonight for a friends birthday. The ONLY item not delivered in my shopping was, yup, you guessed it, the buttermilk!

I read that you can make buttermilk by adding white vinegar or lemon juice to milk which I will do. My question is, will I then still add the white vinegar? -most recipes include buttermilk, bicarbonate and white vinegar.

Hope someone has the answersmile

Fedupnagging Tue 04-Dec-12 19:23:56

Anyone? Am about to start baking!

Yorky Tue 04-Dec-12 19:33:18

My guess would be yes, you still need the white vinegar, even if you feel like you're adding extra to turn the milk, its still there as part of buttermilk not as the vinegar itself iyswim
Does the vinegar react with the bicarb to raise the cake?

Fedupnagging Tue 04-Dec-12 20:40:10

Thanks for that Yorky-that's what I thought too.

Cake is now in the oven and looking ok-the raw mixture tasted lovely!

Yorky Thu 06-Dec-12 18:33:55

How did it come out?

Ooh i want to make another one of these. It was the first thing I made with my Kitchenaid and was lovely...

Fedupnagging Fri 07-Dec-12 06:58:27

It tasted fab and everyone loved it, thanks for asking. smile

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