Red Velvet Cake is the pride of bakers in the South, and with reason. Imbued with an alluring deep red hue, a fine grain, and an abiding moistness, it’s one of the glories of the American pastry kitchen. Combine that with the sweet tang of cream cheese frosting, and it’s far too tempting to ignore. Read up on the history of red velvet cake. And for a simpler option, check out our Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (or for a different kind of formal chocolate layer cake, try our Chocolate Cake with Whipped Fudge Filling and Chocolate Buttercream).
This dish was featured as part of our Valentine’s Day Recipe All-Stars.
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