Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving and a birthday means Red Velvet Cake

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving as much as I did. The opportunity to cook an immense amount of dishes always inspires happiness within me. I am proud to say that I made most of the Thanksgiving feast: turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin and pecan pies. Mmm... I shall post the recipes for pumpkin and pecan pies close to Christmas (since they are still relevant).

This post is not dedicated to traditional Thanksgiving fare, but instead I decided to focus on the one extraneous item I made over my holiday: Red Velvet Cake. My brother's birthday occurs only a few days after Thanksgiving every year, and this year he requested a cake from me. I decided to make an old-time favorite. Seriously, who can resist delicate, bright red cake covered in a delightfully smooth cream cheese frosting? I know I can't.

Red Velvet Cake
Adapted from Bon Appetit magazine