Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Red Velvet Cake

I decided to surprise mum with this cake for her birthday. A brief encouter with a Red Velvet Cake a few months ago stuck in my mind and this was the perfect opportunity to try my hand it it. The recipe is from joyofbaking; no particular reason, it just simply happened to be the first result when I googled for a recipe. Apparently, the vinegar brings out the red in cocoa, which when combined with the red food colouring gives this chocolate cake its rich red colour. The entire thrilling history of the cake prefaces the recipe on the site. A few people I know have tried to replicate this cake to little success, but I believe that this recipe is flawless. All I did was follow it to the T (whatever that actually means).

I foolishly served up standard sized slices on her birthday, and I experienced a literal sugar rush. Light headedness, a roaring in my ears, and the desire to bounce from place to place. It was divine.
The Red Velvet Cake now ties for first place with the Sachertorte.

And now some pictures...

Red Velvet Cake


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Silver Lining

getting back into the photography groove...

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