I am an experienced cook, and here is my review: I followed this recipe to the exact ingredients and directions given. The frosting taste too much like cream cheese and is not stiff enough for frosting a layered cake. It is NOT runny, and will work great on a single layer or cupcakes. However, after frosting my 3-layer cake, I placed my cake in the fridge to allow the frosting to stiffen even more. And, 5 minutes later I opened the fridge door and found my top layer lying in front of the cake plate. For those of you who are questioning if a Red Velvet cake is a chocolate cake, the answer is “yes.” And, this cake is by no means in the chocolate cake category. It just does not taste like chocolate. For ‘just a cake’, it is good. But, not for Red Velvet because, again, it should be a chocolate cake. My suggestion to alter this recipe would be to add some confectioners sugar, vanilla flavor, and a dab of flour to the frosting. As far as the cake itself, I would reduce the eggs to 2 and then add 3 eggs whites, double or triple the cocoa, and cook for 10 minutes longer.
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I am an experienced cook, and here is my review: I followed this recipe to the exact...