In keeping with the Valentine’s week theme, let me ask you: What do you give your Valentine on this special day? I bake a cake. A Red Velvet Cake to be exact.
Red Velvet Cake is Sweet Shark’s favorite cake and I try to make him one every year for Valentine’s Day. He’s not surprised any more, but he loves my little “act of kindness”.
Over the years, I’ve used different recipes, even combining recipes because most Red Velvet Cake recipes are very similar. All have dark cocoa in the batter as well as some acid added, either vinegar or buttermilk or both. And, of course, red food coloring. Otherwise, the procedure follows a standard cake baking technique; that’s why Red Velvet Cake is a great cake for novice bakers as well as experts. Usually, the frosting is a cream cheese one.
So follow along as I show you how I made this one.