Our friend was in town and it's almost his birthday. For his birthday cake, he said he didn't care which type of cake as long as it had a Red Dwarf theme. Here's the cake. (Have I mentioned my decorating skills are not the greatest?)
We decided we should make a red velvet cake. I used the very thorough Red Velvet Cake recipe comparison from The Bake More blog. Based on the results, I used the Cake Man Raven recipe. It was pretty straightforward and except for not having buttermilk and forgoing the nuts, I followed the recipe pretty closely. I would use it again. Except I think I added double the baking soda. Which I do not recommend! The recipe is here.