Category Archives: Latvia
I’ll be back tomorrow.. for now, there is cheese to eat and cider to drink while we wait for the sun to return…
I thought about what I wanted to do for the holiday and eventually came up with this cake. In the South, red velvet cake is a tradition. I’ve never made it, much less had it, but I knew it’d give me the deep maroon of Latvia’s flag. The white was a little trickier.
I found a recipe for a Silver-White Cake in my Good Housekeeping cookbook. It used no egg yolks so that the cake would come out white as snow and after some fiddling, I had adjusted the recipe so I would get some white and some red velvet out of it. It came out beautifully, the colors perfect.
I think my little Latvian Independence Cake came out well. My husband liked the flavor too — tangy and not-too-sweet.