Monday, August 25, 2014

Red Velvet Cake from Sweet and Vicious - Take II


A little while ago, I made Libby Summers' red velvet cake from Sweet and Vicious for Edna's birthday.  It was so good that I got a request to make it again from someone who hadn't tried it the first time - and I readily acceded.

The results are pictured at the top of this post - I think it went even better second time around with the same adaptations that I made last time (including making just one third of the icing).

Here are some of my colleagues enjoying the cake with me (the cake is sadly out of view):


This is my slice:



I was so disappointed when I dropped the last bite on the floor!  This cake has the most wonderful smooth texture, a tangy taste, and goes perfectly with the cream cheese frosting.   A perfect cake from my perspective.

10 comments:

sherry from sherryspickings said...

this looks amazing. i always find red velvet cake hard to make tho. it always seems to end up dry and tasteless. maybe i just havent found a great recipe yet. i bet yours tasted wonderful.:)

The Caked Crusader said...

Now that's red alright! Looks wonderful

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

It looks like it has a great texture to it! Oh no re the last bite. Was that the best bit with lots of icing? I usually save that til last.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Lorraine, some of it had the icing on :(

Johanna GGG said...

I can imagine I would like to make this cake multiple times - looks amazing - love the colour - nice photo of you and colleagues too - and sounds like you need to make it again to comfort yourself about that last piece on the floor

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

What a wonderful looking cake, love the frosting!!

2paw said...

Oh, I am soooo behind on your delicious cooking. The cake looks scrumptious, so red and velvety. Your colleagues are very lucky!!

Guru Uru said...

That frosting is making me grin, it looks utterly delicious :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Kari said...

The last bite on the floor! Oh no! At least it was the last bite I suppose - it would have been worse to drop the whole slice :P

Kayte said...

Wow, that looks so pretty...and your slice looks the best of all. I have always been intimidated by trying it as it usually has cocoa powder in it and I'm not a chocolate fan and figure it will just make it all taste like chocolate. Yours doesn't look like that at all...it just looks red and pretty!