I'm not sure why, but for quite a few years, Red Velvet Cake has been my favorite kind of cake. Don't get me wrong, I love cake. Pretty much any kind of cake will do when I need a fix. But, if I had my "druthers", I'd choose Red Velvet every time. (Disclaimer: it can't be dry or bland...it has to be GOOD cake.)
A couple of weeks ago, I came across this recipe for "Mom's Red Velvet Cake" on Feathering the Nest and decided to give it a whirl. Boy am I glad I did! This is the Red Velvet Cake recipe for me. Not only was it easy, but oh-so-tasty!
Admittedly, I DID add a couple of changes to make it "mine". I'll give you a hint: I subsituted half of the called-for vanilla with another favorite flavor of mine--both in the cake batter and the frosting! The other specialty item I added was 1 small box of vanilla pudding. I do this with pretty much every cake I make, whether from a box mix or from scratch (as was this). It makes your cake fuller and moister every time. I learned this trick from MY mom! (And she thinks I never listened to her about anything!)