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Best Red Velvet Cake

5It’s my birthday week, Day 5, AKA my actual birthday. Every year on my birthday, I must have red velvet cake. It’s a tradition that goes back many, many years. I made a six-layer eight-inch round cake and brought most of it to work this morning. Most people get in around 6 am. The cake was 95% gone by 7 am. There were many disappointed folk. I guess next year I’ll have to make several cakes.

The thing with red velvet cake is it can dry out more easily than other cakes, in my opinion. Others agree with me. You have to watch this cake like a hawk when it’s baking. You’ll want bits of cake clinging to the toothpick when you’re testing it – that’s when it’s done. If your toothpick is clean, it’s overdone.

Don’t worry if you do overbake it. You can mitigate this by cutting your layers into very thin layers and spreading with a generous amount of frosting/filling.

Lastly, the cooked frosting can be tricky. More often than not it turns out a bit runny, which is never good when trying to frost a cake. To fix this, I decreased the milk by half, and left the remaining ingredients the same. It completely worked.

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For as long as I can remember, this was the cake my mom made for my birthday. Then one year it became tradition for her to make two of these cakes on my birthday (it goes over so well that there was never any leftover), and so one cake was served at my birthday party and the other cake I got to take home and eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until it was gone. Now that I live across the country from my family, it falls upon me to make my own birthday cake. (BF did say he would try his hand at it if I wanted him to…)

This year I made the cake with a bit of a twist. Two layers of frosting — the traditional cooked frosting as a filling and outer layer topped with chocolate buttercream (which looks way prettier than cooked frosting).

cake ingredients.

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2 Replies to “Best Red Velvet Cake”

    1. Thanks, procrastinator cook! This is how I know I’m a true snob: I wouldn’t allow anyone to bake my birthday cake for me because I didn’t think anyone else’s cake would be nearly as good as my own! PS. The cake tastes amazing! Glad I’m in good company with my snobbiness! 🙂


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