I'd say if you really aren't sure... just add vanilla. Vanilla is not an overwhelming flavor profile to begin with, so you can add moisture to the cake and not have to fixate so much on the flavor. Next time, add the chocolate and see what you like better.
BTW- my husband prefered the chocolate... I preferred the vanilla. But still...no losers 'cause the cakes were both yummy.
I never put a whole box of instant pudding in my cakes but some on here do.
Yeah, she does! I have some recipes from her site right here
Simple Red Velvet Cake
(I substituted a box of german chocolate and used red velvet cake and the results were just as good!)
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Peppermint cream Cheese Frosting
The Best Red Velvet Cake
I hope that helps
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