Red Velvet Cake with Creamy Vanilla Frosting

Preparation info

  • Makes one 8-inch, 2-layer cake (serves

    10 to 12

    )
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Flour

By Joanne Chang

Published 2010

  • About

When I opened Flour, we were one of the few bake-from-scratch bakeries in town, and customers flooded us with requests for specialty cakes and pastries. They frequently waxed nostalgic about childhood desserts and begged us to replicate them. We often said yes, because it was a way for us to try a new dessert and make a customer happy—a win-win in our book. One of the most common requests was for red velvet cake. Even though I grew up in Texas, and this was purportedly a Southern cake, I ha