This cake was beautiful when I saw it in Southern Living and I decided to make it for Christmas dinner. I was so disappointed with the results. The cake was very crumbly and dry. The icing was very stiff and hard to spread on the cake which was already crumbly. There ended up being crumbles of red cake in the white icing. When the cake was cut, it was not the pretty piece you see in the picture. The red cake was all over the white icing between the layers. It was very difficult to cut as well. Being such a large, tall cake, I tried to cut small pieces to serve. It was just a total mess and I was glad I just had family there to eat it. It tasted okay, even though I didn't finish my slice and sent the rest of the cake with my son to take to work. I would never try this cake again.
Red Velvet Cake with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting
jcharriss Posted: 12/27/12
Cassieslaw Posted: 12/29/12
Amazing! The cake was sooo moist and delicious! And the icing was perfectly sweet. My family ate the whole thing in 2 days after Christmas and only left me a slice!
Sirmans Posted: 09/07/13
This cake is the best red velvet cake recipe ever. I shared it with my aunt and she made it for Christmas also. She was so pleased she shared it as far as Georgia to Florida. Such a pleasant twist using coconut flavored frosting.