I'm not a huge fan of cake, unless it's of the Red Velvet variety. But even among this delicious and colorful flavor, few versions even compare to my Red Velvet Cake.
Okay, maybe it's actually Paula Dean's grandmother's recipe but it is the only one worth bothering with. The first time I made this cake, I would find any occasion to bake another one. At family gatherings for every holiday or event, I would bake a Red Velvet Cake (though sometimes I'd change the color to be seasonally appropriate - a layer of blue for the Fourth of July, a layer of green at Christmas-time, school colors for graduations, etc.) until my mom told me that she and everyone else in my family was sick of Red Velvet.
Maybe one day I'll be ambitious enough to try this one:
I hope you try this recipe, and try it again and again until you have eaten so much delicious Red Velvet Cake, courtesy of Paula Dean, that you grow sick of it too! There's no reason to mess around with any other kind of cake once you've tried this!