Y’all will be relieved to know that I’m over my funk and have a super positive attitude – especially now that we are rolling into the weekend Woot! And it’s almost Valentine’s Day, so we’re getting a little crazy and rolling out the red velvet.
I have to admit that I’ve never really been a fan of the red velvet, but I just couldn’t help myself. Cheesy as it may be to jump on the red velvet bandwagon just days before Valentine’s Day, it happened. Don’t judge me.
I also have to admit that we’re not huge celebrators of the cupid holiday. Sometimes we go out for dinner, sometimes not. This year we decided to avoid the crowds and expensive restaurants and go to our favorite hole in the wall one man show Ethiopian restaurant. It works for us and the food is AMAZING!
There was one year that we had a pretty special Valentine’s Day. There was a romantic and fancy dinner that I’ll never forget.
That was the year I got a diamond ring.
And Chris got a cordless drill.
Don’t judge me. Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!
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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Hahah, a diamond ring in exchange for cordless drill sounds pretty fair to me.
Now I have discovered a love of red velvet cake, I need to try and make it myself
It was a totally fair exchange, Dannii! At least for me! 🙂
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
OMG Rachelle! You’re killing me with these photos, and it’s only 8am and I want to whip up this cake and eat the whole thing!!
It’s never too early for cake, Mary Ann!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Red velvet all the things was my favorite before I developed an allergy to cocoa.. so between this and the brownies I am starting to feel like you are on a personal mission to torture me!! Cream cheese frosting is still my favorite though,so I am going to whip of a vat of that and go to town! Love this cake, Rachelle! Perfectly festive! Cheers, sweets!
P.s a diamond ring in exchange for a cordless drill sounds fair. 😉 Xoxo
Dude. No personal tortures here, but next time I think about making anything with cocoa, I’m going to try white chocolate. You can’t be the only one with the cocoa allergy! We could always just shovel cream cheese frosting into our faces and call it a day!
Thai @ In Good Flavor
Thanks for making me chuckle, Rachelle. I’m sure the cordless drill will be out to good use…and your ring… WOW! LOVE the cake!! I’m glad you jumped on the red velvet wagon because it’s making me drool. Not in the mood to eat breakfast but I’ll have a slice if this right now!
Heck with breakfast! Let’s just eat cake!
I love that story! And I would never judge…let’s just say, we had a year where some fancy gifts were received (by me) and some caramel corn was given (by me)… Hey! he loves caramel corn! This cake looks toooo delish! Don’t you just love vanilla bean paste?! Have a lovely weekend, my dear!
I knew you would understand, Annie! It’s never a bad gift if it comes from the heart! I totally love vanilla bean paste! You have a fantastic weekend and Valentine’s Day too, Annie! Xo
Linda @ Veganosity
LOL! A cordless drill. You crack me up.My husband is getting a Nespresso machine to take to his office. He has enough power tools. 😉
I think Ethiopian food sounds like the perfect way to spend V-Day. And that cake. Oh my goodness.
I think I got the better end of that deal, Linda! I’m sure Mr. Breakfast will love his Nespresso!
Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is
A cordless drill! That made me laugh. This cake looks SO good! I just got a new bundt cake pan and you’ve inspired me to put it to use, I need that frosting!
Girl, everyone needs cream cheese frosting in her life!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
That cream cheese in the center is perfection! Red velvet and cream cheese were meant for each other. Gorgeous bundt cake!
A marriage made in heaven! I totally agree, Jen!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
That cream cheese swirl and frosting? This is over the top delicious 🙂 Pinning!
Valentine’s Day should totally be over the top! Thanks for the Pin, Medha! 🙂
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
I like big bundts and I cannot lie…and your bundt looks big and delicious! hahaha!! That inside money shot with the cream cheese swirl is outta control gurlllll! Love that you added that surprise and cream cheese means it’s perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast. Yeah buddy! I love Ethiopian restaurants and diamond rings but cordless drills, not so much 😉
Girl, you are hilarious! Who says you can’t eat big bunts with swirly cream cheese for breakfast? I’m with you on Ethiopian restaurants and diamonds and not so much on the drills either!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
I used to really hate red velvet cake when I was a kid, but then over the last few years I came to love it. I love this bundt cake version!! Your Valentine’s Day plans sound perfect to me! No judgement here on the diamond ring/cordless drill exchange. Most holidays consist of fancy gifts given to me and something not so fancy given by me – it’s difficult buying for a man that already has everything haha!
Thanks for not judging, Keri! It’s totally impossible to buy gifts for a man who has everything! 🙂
The cream cheese center and red velvet combo look really great! And who could say no to that much frosting? Fabulous!
Not me! Thanks, Amanda!
Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
I love red velvet cake! I just had one in a restaurant earlier this week and I was thinking – how come I never made this cake, it tastes so good! Your cake looks amazing – so rich and moist!
Thanks, Melanie! 🙂
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
I love red velvet and paired with cream cheese – heaven! I wish I could reach through the monitor – it just looks so incredibly moist!
Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I think I could eat Ethiopian food everyday. Bring on the Wat! 😉
I could totally eat Ethiopian food everyday too! It’s the dang lentils and injera that I stuff my face with! 🙂
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
OMG!! This cake is absolutely stunning!! Love that cream cheese swirl and frosting. I wish I could have a BIG slice right away! Happy Valentine’s weekend!
Haha so cute! I think he got a fair bargain for getting you as the ultimate gift though 🙂 And this cake is just gorgeous! Red velvet and cream cheese is perfect for Valentine’s Day! Have a great weekend 🙂
Thanks, Kelly! He is one lucky fella! 🙂
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
I love your little Valentine’s Day story! And who’s to say a cordless drill isn’t romantic? This cake looks so moist and delicious. I love the cream cheese frosting! Hope you have a spectacular Valentine’s Day!
LOL! I hope you find your next cordless drill Valentine’s gift romantic, Kathy! 🙂
Wow!! This red velvet cream cheese cake looks lovely. Super duper yummy 🙂