Friends, Ms. Ruby is here.
Ms. Ruby caused a stir on the Begin with Butter page when I posted her on Instagram, and so many of you asked for the recipe immediately that I moved her up in the recipe rotation. So she is here.
I am so proud of this cake that I could literally burst.
Ms. Ruby’s Beginnings
Family, I live in Maryland, which is arguably the epicenter of all red velvet cake activity. Even as I was learning how to bake, one of the most requested item from friends and family was red velvet. Cupcakes. Layer cake. Cheesecake (who knew this was a thing?!). Red velvet marble cake. Red velvet ice cream cake.
You get the point. People here are very serious about red velvet.
I’m an equal opportunity cake eater, so red velvet is among the cakes that I like-a-whole-lot. But I can definitely appreciate the way that people love their red velvet cake. They go way out of their way to find good red velvet. As a baker, I have nothing but respect for red velvet super fans.
When I was developing a red velvet recipe, I knew it had to be unbelievable in order to satisfy discerning red velvet cake fans. So I toiled over this recipe for a while until I was ready to share it with the world.
Red velvet lovers, this one is for you.
Beginners Start Here
If you’re new to baking or you’d like some additional information to refresh your baking, feel free to take a look at these resources on the BwB site! While they’re not mandatory reading, they will be really helpful for you to be successful with this cake!
- Better Baking Basics–Learning About Mise en Place
- Baking 101–How to Measure Ingredients
- How to Cream Butter and Sugar (this is crucial to success with this cake)
- Techniques for the Best Pound Cakes
- The Best Tools for Perfect Pound Cakes
With just a little prep, you’ll be ready to tackle this recipe head-on. I can’t wait to see your amazing creations! Don’t forget to tag @beginwithbutter on Instagram so that I can shout out your successes!
Oh! There’s Video!
Want to make this alongside me? Check out this tutorial video that I made for Instagram TV!
Without further delay, let me introduce you to the recipe for my Ruby Red Velvet Pound Cake. Enjoy!Print