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Red Velvet Cake

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One my my most favorite family traditions is Red Velvet cake on valentines day. I made a 1/4 batch today using Tom Sawyer flour and was greatly pleased with my efforts.... the taste is the same as my grandma's! But its height is the problem.

I've come up with some easy solutions (like use smaller cake pans) and a few experimental ones (like folding in an additional egg white) to help give it some height. I'm not a baker... unless I have a step by step recipe (even with non gluten free stuff) so I thought someone here may be able to tell me if I'm headed in the right direction or if not to give me a few more ideas!


Here is my family's full of gluten recipe: (The baking soda and vinegar get mixed together at the end and added for leavening)

1 teaspoon butter flavor

3/4 cup unsalted butter room temp

2 1/2 cups cake flour sifted

1 1/2 teaspoon's baking powder

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 bottles of red food coloring

3 tbs luke warm water

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon white vinegar

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So I ended up using 2 egg whites and folding them in at the end..... it worked I got nice height with my cake :) They were still a little heavy but defiantly cake texture :)

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