Red velvet cake
I recently made a red velvet cake that was a Paula Deen recipe (which is here http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/grandmother-pauls-red-velv...). This was my first time making red velvet so I thought I go with the queen of red velvet cakes.
As they were cooling I noticed that they shrunk considerably away from the sides of the pan. What would have caused this to happen? The cakes ended up much smaller than I had expected and I'd love to know what happened so I don't make the same mistake next time.