Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays! Suddenly several close family members and friends are having their birthdays this time of the year, and I’m loving the opportunity to bake them birthday cakes. Today was my boss’ birthday and after the Devil’s Food Cake I’d baked for my friend Rashmi’s birthday, this one had to be different.
The first time I tried Red Velvet Cake was during Valentine’s Day early this year. I tried it simply out of curiosity. I didn’t even know how it would taste or even turn out. Anyway, it was also my brother-in-law’s birthday a few days ago and my sister-in-law, Fatema decided to bake him his favourite cake – Red Velvet! While directing her, I realised I could bake the same cake for my boss for the next day! So after the FBAI event yesterday (more details on that later!), I came home and indulged in some amazing midnight baking. The cake was frosted just before it was cut and the result was satisfying.
Red Velvet cake is simply a delicious, velvety, moist and really soft cake that is a brilliant shade of red. It beautifully pairs with cream cheese frosting and is a delight to eat. The recipe for the cake I baked yesterday is almost the same as the one in the Red Velvet Cupcakes post; I tweaked a few things. So, after some popular demand, I decided to post the recipe here once again.