Friday, January 9, 2009

The Red Velvet Wonder

I have been wanting to bake a red velvet cake ever since I saw Steel Magnolias when it first came out. What an amazing looking cake! Why on earth anyone ever decided to use an entire 1 oz. bottle in a cake is beyond me, but the results are stunning. I found a recipe in Cook's Country magazine and tore it out a few years ago, adding it to my now-organized recipe binder. Thankfully when I decided to make this cake for New Year's Eve, I knew exactly where I could find the recipe, instead of shuffling through a cardboard box in my basement where the recipe used to live.
So moist and tender... must be the buttermilk doing its chemistry project with the vinegar and all that butter.
And the frosting... don't even get me started. So thick, so rich, to die for. (Yes, I believe I put in 2 sticks of butter and two packages of cream cheese.) Mmmm.

The kids were heading off to bed on New Year's after having watched the ball drop in NYC, thinking it was really midnight. Ahhh, the joys of different time zones. 11:00 p.m. cake? Fine by Carl.

1 comment:

SierraMoon said...

shhhh ! take this back I need to loose 15 pounds this year...
(and it looks soooooo yummy !)