I made this recipe tonight as I do not like to blind bake anything. It was a trial run for an upcoming event. I just want to say Wow! It turned out absolutely amazing! I made it exactly as written with only a small change. Instead of using liquid red food coloring I purchased wilton's no taste red paste and reduced the amount to 1 tsp. It turned out perfect! My husband said it was the best cake he had ever eaten and he really is not a cake fanatic. I also used my new kitchenaid stand mixer that I just purchased. I am impressed with both the mixer and the recipe. I will make this recipe again no question.
I made this cake exactly according to the recipe and it turned out perfect!