Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Red Velvet Love!

Last week was such a busy week for me.  Not only did my precious baby boy turn one, but my husband also had a birthday.  I have started a tradition of baking a cake from scratch for the birthdays in our little family, I also make the icing from scratch..  This usually is no problem, but this year (and every year to come) I will have two birthdays back to back.

For the past two years I have made carrot cake for my husband's birthday.  This year I wanted to try something new.  He loves red velvet cake, and I wanted to kick it up a notch kind of like The Cheesecake Factory's version.  I found exactly what I was looking for at erin's food files.  The final result was beyond words.  As I was making it, I felt like a kid again licking the batter, and scraping the bowl with all five fingers... yes full out five finger sweeps.  This was my first attempt at a cheesecake, and I wasn't very impressed with how it turned out.  However, as a filling for a decadent red velvet cake... it was perfect.  So here's my finished product.  I followed the recipe exactly... I'm not a big experimenter when it comes to baking.  So here it is, Red Velvet Cake with Cheesecake filling.  It's covered with homemade cream cheese frosting and topped with shaved white chocolate, then dusted with cocoa powder... yes... I know.

Give this blog a look for other great ideas.  This is the only recipe I've used from here, but I will definitely be back for more.


  1. It looks perfect! I envy you I am not the best at dessert as a matter of fact I bomb at it. Dinner is my forte. It looks delicious and it wouldn't last long at our house.

  2. This looks so yummy! (My husband is a huge fan of red velvet!)The shaved white chocolate and cocoa powder makes it look so fancy! Love it! Can't wait to see the banana cake.

  3. Another gorgeous cake! You are seriously talented!