Thursday, September 13, 2012

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for Jess


It was Jessie's birthday on Wednesday, so I made her Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting to celebrate.

The recipe I used for the cake was from pp 22-23 of  Sugar Sugar by Kimberley Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero.  You can find the recipe online here.   The cream cheese frosting was the same one that I used here, except that I did add the butter and vanilla this time, making for a smoother, creamier frosting - proof that all ingredients have a purpose!

Here is Jessie holding up the first slice of cake, demonstrating the colour and crumb of the cake: 



And the verdict?  Voted delicious by everyone, and definitely a keeper red velvet recipe.

Happy birthday Jess! 

8 comments:

Kayte said...

Oh, Jessica must have felt so special to be presented with this lovely cake...so pretty with the pink flowers and the pink little dots. Simple and elegant.

Gloria said...

what lovely cake look delicious!!!

yummychunklet said...

Lucky, lucky, Jessica!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks really good and moist! :D Lucky Jessie!

Cindy said...

Why have I never made a Red Velvet Cake? Your cake looks delicious, maybe for my DIL's birthday dinner this weekend. But no--she requested Dories Flip Over Plum Cake--delicious too.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Wowo wish i had that slice love the texture of this cake.

Pacheco Patty said...

Such a pretty cake, I love red velvet;-)
Birthday cakes are my favorite, makes having another birthday a good thing;-)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Johanna GGG said...

looks delicious and the colours are perfect