It's also his birthday...
Which naturally means he wants a red cake...
I don't know if you've every tried to make a cake mix red (without using red velvet of course), but most of the time it just comes out.... pink.
In fact, most red velvet recipes call for an ENTIRE BOTTLE of red food coloring! Not just one of those cute little squeezy guys, a full 2 tablespoons, 1 oz bottle of food coloring!
Heaven forbid you need green or orange or yellow... oh yellow! I've never tried, but I'm pretty sure to get a vibrant yellow you would need more than 1 bottle!
I just really don't like eating a cupcake that will turn your mouth and insides un-natural colors!
So with this in mind we were shopping for cake mix (because for all my craftiness, I'm a cake-mix gal!) and we passed the jello mixes - Eureka! - Vibrant colors and extra flavor to boot!
It was really simple really, just follow the directions on the box and then dump the jello mix in! (the small size box. I used the off-brand variety)
Boom! Red cake that doesn't turn your insides funny colors, and bonus points, it tasted oh-so good!
They had a slight raspberry taste and were absolutely delicious!
I used Raspberry, Strawberry or Cherry probably would've been even more red, but I prefer raspberry. (had a bad experience with cherry jello one time, some sugar free jello varieties taste like benadryl *shiver*)
Show me your creations!