This month the Cake Slice Bakers chose a Red Velvet Cake recipe to tackle from our current cook book selection Southern Cakes: Sweet and Irresistible Recipes for Everyday Celebrations by Nancie McDermott
This cake is the reason I bought this book. I have never had nor have I ever baked a Red Velvet cake but boy do I want to photograph one! They really are one of the most photogenic cakes I have seen on the internet. I figured a book full of southern cakes would have the most authentic recipe. Since I have never had Red Velvet I don't really know how this one compares so be sure to check out the rest of the Cake Slice Bakers and see their reviews. My only hesitation with the cake is the fact that it calls for a whole bottle of red food coloring. I did find a reference to a very early recipe that says beets were used to get the red color. I enjoyed the cake. I rarely meet a cake I don't enjoy. The real test for me is how many slices will I gobble up before I realize I have a problem and call a friend to remove it from my house. I only had one slice of this cake and I did not call for it's removal.