I had been sitting for a little 4 year old, who came to Canada with her Mummy as refugees, from Haiti. She informed me that her Mummy never had a cake for her birthday 2 weeks ago, so together we baked a red velvet cake, using the James Gang recipe, and surprised her Mummy who was moved to tears, despite the icing decorating the plate instead of the cake!!We made the cake, using a large bundt pan, then split (easily) to create 2 layers. The cake was wonderful, everyone raved, but the icing was a complete flop, though it tasted good, despite having all run down the sides into the middle and the outside of the plate! Nevertheless, we decorated the runny icing with coloured stars sprinkles. Red velvet cake was a new experience for both of them; they don't usually eat chocolate so were shocked to learn that the cake contained cocoa! Thank you James gang for sharing this recipe, I will definitely make your red velvet cake again - with one small change to the instructions - I will add a bit of the buttermilk to the cocoa paste to make it easier to scrape the small bowl.
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I had been sitting for a little 4 year old, who came to Canada with her Mummy as refugees,...