Red Velvet Cake

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Today’s Dining section of The New York Times has an article about red velvet cake, which is certainly an appropriate topic for Valentine’s Day. The article starts of with a great quote from food writer Angie Mosier, “It’s the Dolly Parton of cakes: a little bit tacky, but you love her,” and goes on to discuss the recent popularity of this cake with many Southern foodies and cake bakers. I was surprised that the author didn’t interview Fort Greene’s famous “Cake Man” (aka Raven Patrick De'Sean Dennis III), whose shop is on Fulton Street. The Times profiled Raven back in April of 2005, and noted that, “Mr. Dennis's favorite cake, were anyone to ask him, is red velvet, so popular that he's had to limit slices to four per customer.” Wonder why he was left out of this piece?

* Photo by
Tony Cenicola/The New York Times


lilybettenoir said...

I'm thinking I should make one, but don't know if I have a recipe--and might have thrown it out yesterday. Would prefer less than 6T of red food color--or was it half a cup?

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