I’m not much of a baker.  Not because I can’t do it or don’t like to do it, but because having baked goods around the house is a little dangerous for me.  I tend to want to eat them all at one sitting.

Yesterday, however, I hosted a brunch for some friends and took the opportunity to make and bake some of my favorite foods.  I also used it as an excuse to bake something I’ve never tasted but have wanted to for a long time:  red velvet cake.

More specifically, red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting:


This is the recipe I used:

Paula Deen’s Red Velvet Cupcakes

If you’re ever looking for an easy recipe that packs a lot of punch for your effort–these cupcakes might be the answer.  They are seriously decadent and the frosting, my god, the frosting.  I could take a bath in it, it’s so good.

Which brings me back to why I never bake anything.

2 Replies to “Red Velvet Deliciousness”

  1. Heather says: September 17, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Being the cupcake connoisseur that I am, I have eaten MANY a cupcake in my day. And I have to say, yours were top-notch. I’ve made the rounds to Sprinkles and other little shoppes that have cropped up as of late, and with the exception of Auntie Em’s Kitchen in Eagle Rock (which, btw, is famous for their red velvet…)yours have, ahem…taken the proverbial cake. Please freeze the leftovers and FedEx them to my house. KTHXBAI.

  2. Antoinette says: September 17, 2007 at 2:33 pm

    Those look really yummy! Last year for John’s b-day I got him a little red velvet and chocolate ice cream cake from a very high-end ice cream shop. Oh man! I don’t think we said a word the whole time we ate. That was divine.

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