Red Velvet Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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While traveling to work the other day I had on the Serious XM Country Christmas radio station and I heard something that reminded me what Christmas was all about. I didn’t catch the very beginning, so I am not sure if it was the DJ’s personal story or something previously recorded, but who ever was talking was reminiscing about childhood Christmas’s in a small town. He talked about how his family only had one strand of lights, how they didn’t have much, but as children they never knew. He talked fondly of his mothers baked goods. Cookies and pies. He went into details about how the whole town would come together and help one another out around the holidays, sharing food with those who didn’t have as much. That even the town sheriff let the ‘guests of the county’ go home for Christmas Eve. It was one of those classic feel good stories that makes you smile from within. It brought back fond memories of my own and put a smile on my face.

He ended his story with how he remembers Christmas not always being about the biggest shiniest gift, but rather, what you did for those around you.

I will admit, I am guilty of some serious gift giving this time of year. I simply enjoy finding that perfect something for someone with the excuse to spend money I would never be able to justify any other month of the year. But I was gracious of that voice on the radio reminding me that it isn’t always about giving that perfect gift but rather your actions towards others. Part of my longs for small town life where stories like this ring true not just at Christmas but throughout the year. Where kindness towards others isn’t just glossed over but truly appreciated.

It was good to be reminded that it is not about the size of your wallet. That Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more. 

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Comments

  1. This is gorgeous! I’m sure I could eat the frosting with a spoon. Love the cinnamon candies on there, so fun!

  2. Great post and great recipe! Love the addition of cinnamon to make this cake even more festive.

  3. Awww that’s so true!! I too am guilty with getting preoccupied finding the perfect gift, and the season is about way more than that!! But… that still doesn’t mean your heart is ‘2 sizes too small’ ;) Happy holidays Kita!! This cake looks AMAZING!

  4. It’s beautiful cakes like this that make it the holidays!

  5. Love the color of the frosting!

    & Aww, yes, we all need to be reminded about that. :)

  6. Love this cake. Love your words.

    xox

  7. I wanna lick your cake.

  8. Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting – yummm. I might not even bother with the cake – I’ll just eat a bowl of that frosting.

  9. This is so gorgeous! I just love the frosting, I always think that frosting that looks that way is much more appealing than it looking like untouched snow.

  10. The cake looks so good. Red Velvet is one of my favorite.

  11. I really like this post! And all the better with this cake to wash it down.

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