After reading the multiple posts about red velvet cakes, I decided to try some at two places people say have good versions: Doughboys and Toast.
Since I love nearly every menu item at Doughboys, I had high hopes for their red velvet cupcake ($4.50). It was a huge muffin with a generous layer of icing on top. The icing was delicious and the cake was deep red with a very faint chocolate flavor. My friend who doesn't like sweets liked the cake because it wasn't too sugary. However, I didn't really like the cupcake's texture. It was moist, but not in a soft and fluffy way. The cake was kind of crumbly and moist, which seemed odd to me. But maybe it was just that one batch.
The red velvet cake at Toast ($4.75) was truly delicious. Served warm, their slice of red velvet cake was three layers of soft, melt in your mouth cake with a generous layer of icing in between each layer of cake. The icing was also incredible. The red velvet at Toast is much sweeter, however. Not sweeter because it tastes more like chocolate, but just because I think the cake has more sugar in it. But that's the way I like my desserts. :D
So all in all, I prefer Toast's red velvet cake because their cake was more to my liking.
BTW, Toast's hot chocolate made with real melted chocolate pieces is so yummy!