Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is your brain...

This is your brain on Red Velvet Cake.

I'm gonna make me one o' THESE today! Mmmmmm, hmmmmm! My best friend from high school introduced me to Red Velvet Cake back in 1971. Her mother made it with a cooked butter cream frosting, but I'm seeing lots of versions with cream cheese frosting, which is also delicious, so.......I'm in a quandary about which to use. My mother never made this recipe, but she did make another reddish looking cake that had a cream cheese frosting, Tomato Soup Cake! That's right, a can of Campbell's tomato soup goes into that cake! It's a spice cake, and it was (and still is) a family favorite! What's cookin' at your house?



KaHolly said...

Clever post! That cake looks yummy!

Susan Beauchemin said...

But, too much food coloring!!

Martha Miller said...

Speworis! (word verification) That's what you get when you eat this much red dye! ha ha! thanks, Karen! Sue - SPEWORIS to you!

Dean Grey said...


Tomato soup cake?!?!!?

I never heard of that until now. I've got to try that!

Regarding frostings....

I've never been a fan of cream cheese frosting. My mother makes a half cream cheese/half buttercream frosting which I like because it takes some of the "bite" out the cream cheese itself.