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Not As Good As Pork Cracklins

misadventures in cooking

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Red Velvet Cake

Happy Valentine's Day!

Gary would have loved it if I'd made his favorite heart cake. But we had one recently for a friend's engagement. And I haven't had Red Velvet Cake in years and years and years.

The recipe from Small Batch Baking says that it makes 2 small cakes using 14 oz. cans after you cut off the tops when a can opener, remove the labels and wash the cans. But I had feeling that the full amount of batter might be just right for one of my mini springform pans. And it was! I recommend that you scoot on over to Michael's and pick up a couple of them. There's nearly always a coupon in Sunday's paper for 40% off. If you own Small Batch Baking, you need these pans!

I had to increase the baking time to 30-35 minutes total, to account for putting all of the batter in a larger pan. Just test with a toothpick, and when it comes out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, the cake is done.

Gary never mentioned the heart cake at all! He seemed very happy with the Red Velvet experiment. We both thought it was very good. The frosting is perfect.


At 2/15/2007 10:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh that looks so yummy!

At 2/15/2007 10:30 AM, Blogger Sheri said...

Cute! Happy Valentine's Day!

At 2/21/2007 2:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! What a BEAUTIFUL cake! The frosting looks perfect....like you could ice skate on it.



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