i love red velvet cake, too. and homemade whoopie pies. and homemade butter cookies.
i don't have much of a sweet tooth and seem to have lost my craving for junky food in general. except for these sorts of things... but they have to be quality. no fake ingredients. i want the real deal. i'm a total snob in that regard.
lol. well, even there there are some tricks to make it better... using mayo instead of oil is a way to enhance the taste & moisture of boxed cakes. haven't done that for many years but... sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do.