This is the first cake I have ever made and it turned out beautifully. It was also my first time eating read velvet cake. I made it according to suggestions; I used oil, I increased cocoa powder, I had no buttermilk, made sour milk (1 cup of milk+1 tbls vinegar, I did not increase the sugar because with the frosting I think it is sweet enough. Remember to completely fold in the baking soda and vinegar combination, people will be disgusted to take a big bit out of baking soda (very bitter). I stuck to the frosting in this recipe because my family hates cream cheese frosting. I had no problem with it at all, I did use powdered sugar, one suggestion; pour the milk into the flour and whisk at the same time, this prevents it from clumping. I made this for my grandma's birthday with marshmallow fondant (also my first time) on top and I have never had so many praises. FYI, this case stores in the fridge very well, I made it the day before, frosted it and put it in the fridge overnight. I let it get to room temp. before we served it. I then put the leftover in the fridge and ate some later on, this cake tastes better chilled. I am going to make another one for another birthday, can't wait!
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This is the first cake I have ever made and it turned out beautifully. It was also my first...