I'm not a baker. I'd like to be, but I'm not. I've learned pretty early on in this blogging adventure of mine that boxed mixes exist for people like me. And that's okay.
Every once in awhile, though, I get the urge to bake from scratch. I decide that I can totally do it, and any idiot who can read can bake.
It usually ends in regret.
Last weekend, my whole family gathered at Nana's for our annual Palm Sunday dinner and egg hunt. I was really excited to make something and remembered that I saw an awesome looking Red Velvet Cake on my friend Lisa's blog.
I didn't have too much of an issue making it, but upon eating it, it tasted really dry. I was disappointed, but then remembered the likely culprit. I used egg substitute, and I had the liquid equivalent of just over 1 egg, not 2. I intended to go back and add a little extra buttermilk to balance it out, but... of course, I forgot.
The flavor, however, was really good, and the icing? Oh.my.god. Beyond amazing. The dryness was a bummer, but you couldn't even tell when you topped it with a scoop of ice cream.
I would definitely try this again - this time, with TWO eggs.
Red Velvet Cake
from Joy of Baking