When I first looked at this cake recipe I was a little bored with the idea since I already found a red velvet cake that I love, which also has a mascarpone cream cheese frosting. But since the point is to do ALL the cakes in the book (and red velvet is one of my favorites), I decided to add it to the queue. It is very fitting for this week since Thursday is St. Valentine’s Day. I bet you think I planned that don’t you? Well, I did.
When I got around to looking at the recipe, I realized that it was actually quite different from the one I’ve done before, so that made me very curious. Then I looked at the frosting recipe which was also very different from the one I had made.
I think I have a new go-to recipe. This is just the velvetiest cake I’ve ever had and the frosting goes perfectly with it. Incredible. I swear every cake so far has turned out exactly as you would want it to. These recipes are so great.
Notice how many photos I have with my kitchen aid bowl? I truly don’t think I would enjoy baking half so much if I didn’t have a KitchenAid. It makes baking so much more enjoyable and easy
Since I made this exact frosting when I made that carrot cake on Saturday, I decided to combine the leftovers to ensure I had enough to go over the entire cake. The recipe says that it only fills and tops the cake and there isn’t enough for the sides so you’re not supposed to frost the sides. I rebelled. I like red velvet cake frosted all the way. Although I admit I haven’t had it any other way…
The cake cut into. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat. So far the favorite! I can’t imagine future cakes will be much better because red velvet it just the best (Forgot my nice camera for this one, so this is courtesy of my iPhone 4S). And those chocolate dipped Macaroons on that plate to the right of the cake – DELICIOUS. Caitlin made them and I think I will need to get the recipe from her.
I have to show off the sweet flowers my husband got for me. They came from Flowers Washougal, who always has the most beautiful arrangements. We used them for flowers both at my wedding and my sister-in-law’s wedding.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you!