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I had never heard of a Fire Engine Red Cake before.  But my friend Kirk has been raving about it for years.  So when he said he was making it this year for his birthday I was a little suspicious.  I didn’t think it even existed.  I was like, view it’s a red velvet cake and your Grandma changed the name to make it more exciting.  Well that is not the case.  It is real!!!  Does it live up to the hype?!?! You bet it does.  Although I would like to add a verb to the title.  Neon.  The color is so vibrant you almost need sunglasses to look at it.  Then there is the flavor and consistency.  Like red velvet but better.  It’s lighter and not as sweet.  Add to that an icing  made with a flour and butter and you got one delicious cake, cheap or cupcakes.  But be careful, dosage with those two ingredients  you could easily end up with gravy for frosting!   Needless to say I had to have the recipe.  Thankfully, he not only gave it to me but photographed the process!