Sunday, February 7, 2010
SMS: Red Velvet Cake
This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe is Red Velvet Cake. What a fun way to begin the month of February! I had never had red velvet cake until about four years ago, when I made it myself. The first time I made it I frosted it with chocolate icing, which people thought was a little strange, but I stand by my decision – it’s yummy. This time I went with the traditional cream cheese frosting, though. Since I am attempting to cut back my sugar intake (nothing drastic, just trying to have there be more days that I don’t eat treats than days I do), I made the majority of the recipe into cupcakes and sent them to work with Josh. He said they went pretty fast, so I would take that as a sign they were a hit. There was enough batter to make two little 4.5-inch cakes, so I made a mini-layer cake for us to eat at home (there was an extra layer that we just ate plain).
I thought this was delicious red velvet cake: fluffy and moist, and I enjoyed the hint of cinnamon along with the cocoa. In fact, I liked it so much I may make it again and turn it into cake-pops for a birthday party next week. This recipe rated a 9 for Deliciousness and a 4 for Effort (mainly ‘cos I was exhausted when I baked it and made a mess piping frosting on the cupcakes), giving it an EDR of 2.25. Many thanks to Rosy of Rosy Lips and Lavender for a great selection. You can find the recipe here on Rosy’s site and visit the SMS blogroll to see what the rest of the bakers thought of this cake.