Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Happy Valentine's Day!
I do not quite understand people's draw to Red Velvet cake. I do not see anything truly special about it, other than most do not make it. Sure, it is a red colored moist cake, but, without the food coloring, it is still moist.
None the less, I made this Red Velvet Cake for the first time last year, and created a cream cheese/sour cream frosting to go with it. I will note, a little hint, is to the cake, and not getting red blood splatters everywhere, is to mix the red food coloring with the cocoa, and add the cocoa to the batter with the rest of the wet ingredients.
I think the frosting is what makes my Red Velvet enjoyable.
I have spent probably a total of 2 hours to try to find a good frosting for these, but never found one that looked correct. So I have joined a couple of recipes found on the Internet, to make what I feel is THE best Sour Cream-Cheese Frosting.
I made these filled ones, to make them extra special too! Super simple, a little putzy, but, gives me more frosting!
For the Cream Cheese frosting, basically you need softened (room temp.) cream cheese, powdered sugar, and sour cream. I used equal parts sour cream to cream cheese, and added powdered sugar to taste. And then I added more sugar or sour cream based on my mood for the day.
To make them filled, it was pretty easy. I used a paring knife, and cut a circle at about a 45 degree angle. Popped the top off, and trimed a little off the bottom, and filled it, replaced the top, and topped it all with more frosting! You don't have to worry about the top looking super pretty, because you are covering it anyways.
Update: I brought these in for the people I support at work, all said they enjoyed them, and nobody died. :) So basically a win in my book!