While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced. . .

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake, originally uploaded by Cheneworth Gap.

For my daughter's 17th birthday, we made a Red Velvet (aka "Waldorf Astoria") cake. It turned out well, and we added coconut flakes on the top of it. So good!

What we liked about this little gem (aside from the great taste) was the fact that it is iced in white, concealing the rich red interior of the cake itself.

Here are the notes the photographer put with their image:

"For years Mom made me a red velvet cake each year for my birthday. She made it using the original recipe supposedly from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel that included a butter cream icing instead of the now-traditional cream cheese icing.

This is my attempt to duplicate her work using her recipe.

According to Mom, a lady had enjoyed a piece of the cake while visiting New York and wrote to the hotel upon her arrival back home to ask for the recipe. They sent her a copy along with an enormous bill. She paid the bill and for spite she distributed the recipe far and wide."

For the recipe this baker used, just click on the image.

We unfortunately ate our cake too quickly, so I couldn't take a photo of it. We plan to make one more for tomorrow. ; ) With it, I'll include the recipe I used.


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