This cake was fantastic. This was my first try at making a Red Velvet from scratch. And I had never heard of this type of frosting before. However, a co-worker requested Red Velvet cake for her birthday, so AR to the rescue. When I found this recipe, I mentioned the different frosting, and a friend told me that it was exactly what her mother always used to make for her birthday cake every year. Her only word of caution to me was to double the frosting because she said that from her personal experience in trying to duplicate her mother's recipe, it would not go far enough. So, the cake part of the recipe went fairly easily. In making the frosting, I put the flour/milk mixture in the refrigerature to cool completely until it was needed. That seemed to do the trick, as the frosting - which I DID DOUBLE - turned out perfectly. I am amazed by how wonderful this frosting is and that I had never heard of it before now! At any rate, I cut both cake layers in half, so that I would have 4 thin layers. True to my friend's warning, even though I doubled the recipe, I still ran slim on frosting - perhaps because of so many layers. All in all, the cake was well received. My co-worker was very happy and complimentary!
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This cake was fantastic. This was my first try at making a Red Velvet from scratch. And I had...