I have always wanted to try red velvet cake, but it's more of an American recipe than an English one. So when I saw I could order this through Amazon I was delighted, a chance to try a more or less foolproof version before baking my own from scratch.
Having researched recipes myself I was under the impression this was a chocolate cake with red colouring. However the taste is not that of a chocolate cake, although it is quite delicious, extremely moist and goes very well with the Duncan Hines Classic vanilla frosting.
The retailer for this product shipped it in excellent time. My only niggle is as this food is an import I had to convert the additional ingredient volumes from 'cups', which left a small margin for error. However as the cake mix is just heavier than that of the competitor brand 'Betty Crocker' it was reassuring to gage that the converted volumes of water and oil were relative when comparing.
Everyone who has tried this cake has enjoyed it. For anyone looking to experience red velvet but not really into baking I would heartily recommend it.