This is a new take on the classic Red Velvet Cake. Most people don't know this, but Red Velvet Cake is just a lightly flavored chocolate buttermilk cake with a lot of red food coloring.
The actual "red" part of this cake is not important in terms of flavor. So, in honor of the upcoming holiday, I decided to switch the colors up a little bit.
I added a little more dark cocoa powder to the classic RV recipe, and switched the red food coloring for black. I also dyed the Cream Cheese Frosting a bright orange color to really go with our Halloween theme.
And I topped the whole thing off with some Sweetapolita Sprinkles. Sweetapolita's Sprinkle Shop is kind of my new obsession. She makes these incredible Sprinkle Medleys in every color combination imaginable. If you love sprinkles as much as I do, you should definitely check it out.
for the cake:
for the icing:
*Recipe adopted from I Am Baker
*Makes 1 Cake
Amazing cake! I made it for a Halloween bake sale. I didn't have cream cheese so I made the milk based icing (in purple) but I think this will be a big hit.
I love the idea of using purple! I'm sure it was a big hit!
Hi, Linds - I'm going to take your idea to Portland with me and make this for our Halloween bday cake - mine, my granddaughter Micah and my daughter Lisa all fall within a few days of Halloween. Thanks!
I'm so glad you are going to try this! Let me know how it goes, and Happy Early Birthday!
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