I have a weakness for Red Velvet, too. WE usually have one at Christmas. For birthdays, we had something we have named "Traditional Birthday Cake," only because no one knows what it was really called. It's a very chocolatey cake with a white sugary icing that gets almost crystallized. Over the icing you drizzle melted bitter chocolate and let it harden. OMG.
Cool, Miko! I wish we could mark favorites over here.
My specialty when it was my turn to cook was the meat loaf à la mode (with scoops of mashed potato) from the 70's Betty Crocker kid's cookbook...which unlike today's, didn't emphasize processed ingredients.