This beautiful red velvet cake works just as well a few days after 4th of July.
By Sara Schewe
For the first time since I’ve lived in this area, my local 4th of July fireworks display was being held the day after the 4th. We had a really large fireworks event (the largest in our part of the US) that is always held the Saturday prior, but the smaller city event at my nearby park had always been held on the actual holiday.
Well, until now.
But that’s okay. How often have any of us had to celebrate our own birthdays after the fact, on a day that happened to be more convenient? In this case, we simply have a longer celebration for our nation’s birthday party.
For years, I’ve made red velvet cakes of some sort every 4th of July. Whether topped with berries or sprinkles, red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting simply looks patriotic.Print
Sara Schewe blogs about her cooking life at My Madison Bistro, focusing on simple, earthy, soul-satisfying food. She firmly believes the secret to happiness is to first satisfy both body and soul through cooking and baking.