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Red Velvet Cake. April 1, 2009

Red Velvet Cake. April 1, 2009

For the meal on April Fools Day, the Dessert Corps decided to bust out one of the more perplexingly silly and deliciously yummy desserts around, the Red Velvet Cake. A Southern tradition and a Brooklyn institution, we were sure our volunteer bakers would bake up a bevy of devilish cakes.

Pretty cakes

Pretty cakes

7 volunteers from the neighborhood baked up a storm.

frosting

frosting

One of the cakes had a scrumptious vanilla bean frosting.

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Glamour shots of the delicious desserts.

devilish slice

devilish slice

slice of sweet heaven

slice of sweet heaven

Plating the cakes

Plating the cakes

Not many of the dinners had ever had Red Velvet Cake. I think it was a surprising dessert for sure.

Ready for the dinners

Ready for the dinners

My cake (pictured below) was definitely the ugly duckling of the night. Last November, I visited some farms in the Dominican Republic. I was fortunate enough to get some handemade unprocessed cocoa powder from one of the farmers. Me and my partner in crime decided to try and bake a couple of  “traditional” red velvet cake, hoping for some science in action with our unprocessed cocoa. Now while the thing tasted great (i swear) the un-alkalized cocoa easily clumped around moisture and we ended up with a very speckled batter and cake. Add to that the fact that we doubled recipes to make 2 cakes and overfilled our baking tins, our cakes were fodder for the kitchen volunteers…

the ugly duckling

the ugly duckling

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