Like Red Velvet 4 Comments / Nattering / By Gwenda The New York Times profiles my favorite cake of all: Red Velvet. Yum. My grandmother’s recipe is the best though.
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I’m fond of Dorothy Allison’s recipe for it (which I published in my AIDS benefit cookbook FOOD FOR LIFE back in 1997), especially her final warnings after the recipe:
Third Warning: This is not healthy food. It is never served at the Michigan Women’s Music Festival–except for the time I went. This cake is best eaten after strenuous dancing or lovemaking. Never serve after a sultry afternoon meal of pinto beans and greens, or you’ll ruin yourself. Never add chocolate chips. Have some respect for tradition.
Final Warning: A woman who would refuse a slice of red velvet cake is not someone with whom you will want to get naked. Too much fastidiousness in food generally reflects a similar problem in bed. Testify.
“the dolly parton of cakes”
my wife likes to tease me about my love for red velvet cake. my grandma’s recipe kicks ass, too.
What a coincidence! It’s my favorite cake to bake! I always make one for Shai for her birthday and I often make Red Velvet cupcakes just for fun. Here’s a photo from the one we ate at JohnCon in December 2006:
You can find photos of our daughter eating her first slice of Red Velvet there, too!
We had some red velvet cupcakes in anticipation of V-day recently. YUM indeed.
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