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Red Velvet Cake for the Man

It was the Man's birthday last weekend and I managed to sneak an afternoon away to bake him a birthday cake. I was discussing possible flavor ideas with my team mates, leaning toward the chocolate direction (cannot go wrong with that!) when one of them suggested the red velvet cake, which was also fundamentally chocolate flavored cake.

I thought it was a great idea. The man loves unusual food so this would be excellent!

I didn't have any specific recipe and a few google searches led me to conclude the different recipes out there don't differ too much, and I picked out one from allrecipes.com.

As usual, I cut down sugar by at least 20%, and the cake wasn't compromised. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. :)

My only gripe was the generous use of red food coloring. Two whole bottles of them made me uneasy. Next time, I'll try to look for natural alternatives like beetroot.

Happy birthday B!

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