While I know it's not Valentine's Day now, but I have always had a mad obsession over Red Velvet Cake. I have to say, amongst most of the cakes I baked or maybe buy from a bakery, I truly heart Red Velvet Cake.
Recently Foodbuzz sent out a challenge on "do-over" recipe. I just knew that instance that I must take part in this "do-over". At that time, I wasn't even sure if I will be selected for a "do-over" recipe. To be honest, I have baked so many cakes that I wish I wrote down the recipe or even snap prettier photos to share them here with you. Unfortunately, I have missed out on that. But what I do know is, I have a list of cakes to "do-over" and will share them with you over a span of time.
While the recipe I used previously is good, but it wasn't quite there yet, as I thought it was just lacking of something. The cake was not as dense and moist as I have hoped for, and the tang of the buttermilk in the batter was just not there. Previously the cake was sandwiched with cream cheese frosting. Plus I decorated the cake in a hurry, and thought that my photos were so-so. I can be a little hard on myself when it comes to creating something lusciously delicious, or so I think most times.
In a way, you could say that it's a curse of being a foodie. However, I always am happy to take feedback from my family or friends and try to revamp my recipes to make them close to perfection. Today's Red Velvet Cake is a slightly different recipe, that makes 3 layers of 6-inches round cake. In between them is sandwiched with semi-sweet chocolate ganache and the outside of the cake is frosted with light fluffy cream cheese frosting. I found this combination to work pretty well, as the chocolate ganache adds additional depth in flavour, and the cream cheese frosting completes the overall taste of the Red Velvet cake. It's slight tangy and sweet from all the combination when put together.
Having this second chance means I get to play around with the frosting design. I think went back to my sort of pink roots and frosted some ruffles that resembled a Gerbera Daisy's petals. I just love the look of my Gerbera Daisy Cake in my past post that this time round I decided to make it in Red-ish or is it slightly Pink-ish in colour. I thought I put my darker chic side a rest for this week, and welcome back my girly pink chic side.. LOL.
For you pink lovers, red velvet cake lovers and for those who have a deep sense of passion towards L.O.V.E, I hope you enjoy this post and spread the LOVE around to your love ones. Everyday can be Valentine's Day, so long you decide it is!!