Granny's Red Velvet Cake
As usual, my son requested red velvet cake for his birthday this month. I can't believe it, but my "baby", my middle one, turned 20! How did that happen so quickly??
I've shared the recipe before. (Click here.) It comes from my college roommate's Grandmother. Melinda used to brings slices of this back with her after a weekend at home. It took all my willpower not to eat through the whole plate full as soon as she arrived on Sunday evenings! :)
Since you can click to get the recipe above, I'm just going to share the photos of making the cake this year. It turned out pretty good for a Missy cake. :)
LOOK! I finally found Softasilk flour!! And check out the recipe card. It's written by Granny, who died several years ago. Once she was gone, I offered the card as a gift to my roommate, but she said she wanted me to have it since I loved Granny's cake so much. So I treasure it!
I think instead of being called The Belle, I just need to be called She Who is Never Prepared and Cooks with Whatever Ingredients She has on Hand. Above, you see that I forgot to buy buttermilk and had to make my own with regular milk and lemon juice. This seems to be a theme of mine. (big sigh)
Sifting the flour and cocoa. I use a lot of chocolate in my recipe. In fact, I use more than Granny did. And I also only use a half a bottle of red food coloring instead of a whole one. Somehow I just can't bring myself to dump a whole bottle in there! :)
You can see it's heavy on the chocolate, not so bright red. And do you remember from last time that the layers, hot out of the oven, get warm milk with sugar drizzled over them? It makes it so moist!
Now, one of my very favorite icings--cream cheese icing. YUM.
At the the last minute, I remembered to take a photo! Thankfully, before it was gone. You'll have to let me know if you make the red velvet recipe!