*NOTE* TWD post will be up this afternoon.
Is there anyone who doesn't think of "Steel Magnolias" when thinking of Red Velvet Cake? The whole time I was making this cake I kept thinking, "Man, I wish I knew how to shape this into an armadillo!"
Red Velvet Cake was the March 2007 Daring Bakers challenge. The group decided to let each member choose their own recipe for the cake as opposed to all making the same one.
I chose a recipe from Paula Deen. You can view the recipe here.
I cut the recipe in half and baked it in 3 6" rounds. It turned out wonderfully. Believe it or not, I have never had red velvet cake before and therefore I have nothing to compare it to. But, I have had cake before and this was definately good!
I omitted the nuts and coconut from the icing since I was sharing this cake with Monica who likes neither of those things! The cake was amazing without them, so no harm done. However, I think that if you are a nut and coconut fan that you should definately try the cake with them. It could only enhance it, right? Next time I may just have to do that!