Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Red Velvet....

Yep,more cake! This one is a recipe from 'The Hummingbird Bakery' book.
It was quite a bit of work and it's defo not one to do with the kids, there was red cake mixture everywhere.
Whilst making it I said I wouldn't make it again because of the mess I made, but after eating it I changed my mind.

Such a wonderful vibrant colour.

It was not easy to apply the cream cheese topping due to little red crumbs coming through, but it didn't look too bad in the end.

Photograph by chris patience.

The textue was lovely and moist and the taste is rather unusual. it's not chocolatey or vanilla it's somewhere in between the two.
Word of warning it turns your tongue red (that will be the pot of food colouring ).
Another thing the flavour seems to improve day by day. It lasted in the fridge for a week, cake doesn't normally last that long in our house, but because it's so tall with the three layers you only need a thin (ish) slice!
p.s  watch out if using wooden utensils as it dyes them red!!

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