What started as a mishap turned into an out of this world orange velvet alien cake from outer space.
My Dear Husband, who is in no way required to eat gluten-free, does so with gusto and gratitude. I appreciate his appreciation for all things baked. Especially when I make him a bright orange gluten-free birthday cake.
Go to Ms. Mary Frances' post at Gluten Free [Cooking School] and see how gorgeous her cake looks. So, so pretty.
Now imagine my shock when I realize that I stirred in an entire bottle of yellow food coloring instead of RED into my very own red velvet cake. I had no choice but to add in the red, which made the cake the brightest shade of orange you've ever seen. EVER. But it was so tasty, even the neon orange color wasn't enough to deter us.
My only regret is that I forgot to photograph a finished, cut piece of the cake. But I will make this recipe again next week, just to prove that I can honor my southern roots and make a red velvet cake that is truly blood red.
Thank you, Mary Frances, for posting that delicious recipe! I used Bob's Red Mill GF Biscuit and Baking Mix instead of the individual flours, baking soda and xanthan gum, but kept everything else the same. I may have overmixed at one point, but that was remedied by slowly adding in about 1/2 cup more buttermilk.