Baking is good for the soul…

Late Sunday last weekend I was suddenly overcome with the desire to bake.  My pantry was fairly bare and so I turned to a packet mix gifted to me by my friend Pennie, and which I have been saving for just such a rainy day.  It was a red velvet mixture, (my most recent cake infatuation), White Mill brand from Aldi, complete with a sachet of icing mixture…perfect! I normally use buttermilk for red velvet, but I had none and so decided to substitute yoghurt instead, which always works just as well for  me,  and I added a tiny bit more red to get that rich colour that makes these cakes so appealing to look at. I had some cream cheese icing in the freezer which needed a bit more body, so I added the icing sachet, and some pink colouring, goodness knows why, but I have to say that it tasted amazing in the end. The cakes were not quite as moist as when I make them from scratch, but really otherwise I was pretty pleased with them…there are none left on the cake dish, so I guess that’s something!

Straight out of the oven, they looked like this…

Dressed in pink cream cheese icing and sprinkled with shredded coconut, they looked like this!  

This entry was published on July 26, 2012 at 9:56 am and is filed under Food, Life, Things I Love. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Baking is good for the soul…

  1. Hi Harriet – Can you please post your red velvet cupcake recipe sometime. I hear that they are scrumptious…..hint hint!!

  2. Red velvet recipe coming soon….watch this space…

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