Red velvet cake for my 30 year old hubby

Last week was my husband's birthday. He turned 30. 
The scariest part about him turning 30 is that it means that I will be turning 30 soon too!

Every year, my hubby has a very difficult time deciding what type of birthday cake he wants... it's always between vanilla and chocolate. Or vanilla cake with chocolate icing... or chocolate-chocolate...  I'm telling you, this decision weighs on him all week leading up to his big day. 

So this year I decided to try something different. Red Velvet Cake. I'd never made it before (I'd always been afraid of the red food dye in the recipe)... but I'm so glad I did because it was amazing!

Now to be truthful, my husband is very easy to please. I'm sure he'd like anything I made for him. But this, he loved. He said it was the best cake he ever tasted. 
(If my mother in law is reading this, I'm sure he was exaggerating)

The recipe comes from Pioneer Woman - I always have full faith in her recipes, and they always deliver.
See the full recipe & instructions here.


  1. so sweet of you to bake a cake for him. hmmm we have this spot in brooklyn called cake man raven that makes amazing red velvet...happy 30th to your husband and soon to you...welcome to the club! (not quite yet for you...enjoy the rest of your 20s)

  2. aaaaahhhh, i loooove red velvet! and i think it's really sweet that you took the time to bake a red velvet cake for your husband. i know it's a bit intimidating to make, so yay for you! you did a great job! :D

    <3, Mimi

  3. I love that you baked your husband a cake for his birthday! So sweet! It sounds like he was really pleased. I'm overwhelmed by how charming you two are... and I don't mean that condescendingly. I know some people use charming sardonically, but not me. You two are charming!

    I still can't figure out the iphoto. I'm so slow when it comes to this stuff! :)

    Just a Silhouette

  4. Yummmmmo! Looks pretty amazing. I am in my last twenty something year to. Scary!

  5. Alice, thank you for the very sweet comment!
    About the iphoto thingy... perhaps email me and I can try to explain it better : )

  6. Happy Bday to your hubby! I love Pioneer Woman- and she's getting her own FoodNetwork show!

  7. I love red velvet cake! This one looks perfect! I'm so impressed.

  8. Happy Birthday to your hubby! And why be afraid - it's great to be 30, you'll see!

  9. aw happy bday to him :) mine just turned 30 as well! (well, in february...geez, time flies)

  10. Ooh, red velvet is such a special occasion thing. Not sure why, but it's just something I only make for someone/something really wonderful. I'm sure your husband loved it!

    How's adjusting to your new life up north going?


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