Red Velvet Cake Recipe

If you're looking for a special cake to bake for a celebration, try making a red velvet cake.  It's the perfect cake for a birthday, but it's also great for the winter holidays because of its hue.  Think Christmas parties, a Hanukkah feast or a get together with friends and family.  I've made this batter on numerous occasions as cupcakes, but I only recently started using it for cake layers and shapely bundt cakes. Paired with either a classic cream cheese frosting or a Swiss Meringue Buttercream, the cake is bound to become a favorite with you.  You can even make a simple milk glaze if you want a decadent bundt cake.

Rather than writing a long, detailed post, I thought I'd show you a few photos of what the layers look like on my cake decorating turntable, and then give you a link with a printable recipe so that you can make one in the coming weeks.  Easy!

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You can see how wonderful the cake layers look as they are being given a crumb coating of my Perfect Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

If you're making this recipe for someone special and want to surprise the recipient, bling out your cake by adding different-sized French dragées throughout the cake.  I love the combination of large dragées and minis.  As you can see, this isn't the typical Southern style red velvet cake, but it is nonetheless just as delicious and outstanding.  


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