Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Betty Crocker's Red Velvet Cake


The Husbandman’s Rating: 5
The Little Wife’s Rating: 1

Pros
     Well, it was easy to clean up…

Cons
     A box mix Betty Crocker? A box mix? You sadden me…

Other Notes
     Before you think that I am a horrible cake snob, I just want to say that I have no problem with box mixes.  They are quick and easy to use with much less clean up at the end.  However, I don’t understand why you would give me a recipe that calls for cake mix, and then have me mix in red food coloring, when I could have just bought a red velvet mix.  I just really don’t get the two extra steps.  If you are going to give me a recipe, please give me a full one, if you are going to tell me to buy a box, when then just tell me to buy the box and not waste the money for food dye…

     
     That said, there isn’t anything actually wrong with the cake, its plenty good.  I just was saddened that Betty Crocker didn’t have a full recipe…
     Oh! If you are going to make a sheet cake, make sure you actually have a tray or a dish big enough for it. I panicked, cut mine in half, found that I still didn’t have a plate big enough, scrounged into the depths of our hutch, found the summer tray, and the put my cake bake together. It was far more difficult than it should have been.



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2 comments:

Lora said...

Oh that's a silly recipe! When I made a sheet cake I just put it on my cutting board lol I know that I haven't got any sort of dish big enough for a sheet cake.

the little wife said...

That's a great idea! I used the tray that we usually use to bring all the burger fixings to the picnic table.