I do eat more than cake

by April on April 24, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcake

I think I have a cake problem. Or rather, this blog has a cake problem.

One might think that all I eat is cake, and while the idea isn’t unappealing, I swear it’s not true. There’s nothing that makes me happier than a fridge full of produce. I’m going to prove it in the next week or so, too. Until then, we have these red velvet cupcakes to discuss.

I’ve had more than my fair share of red cake because it’s my dad’s favorite, and that’s because my Great Aunt Dorothy makes a red cake that’s legendary in our family. But we have a lot of April birthdays around here, so this year, Dad requested no cake. He was thrilled to see that I’d honored his request, baking 24 of these cupcakes instead.

Mom said it was her new favorite recipe for red velvet cake. Granted, she’s my mom. Not exactly a tough critic. But when Luis, who usually scrapes frosting off his cake, actually saved the leftover icing, I knew this recipe was a keeper.

It comes from Magnolia Bakery in NYC, and they say it’s one of their most popular cupcakes. Get the recipe here.

And a happy birthday to my artistic, sarcastic, hero of a father. The man who taught me how to navigate the Chihuahuan Desert with a compass and a topographical map and can still rock a scorpion pose that he learned out of a book 30 years ago. (Like father, like daughter?) I still think there’s nothing he can’t do.

Red Velvet Cupcake Birthday


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