(Closed) I have an obsession…

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve never actually tried red velvet but I hear great things so I may need to venture outside my little cake flavor box and try it!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Red velvet is delicious. I am pretty sure it has had its own appreciation thread on here before. You’re not alone!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Red Velvet Cake is the same as chocolate cake just full of red dye (a little less cocoa but basically the same)….idk if knowning that will help your obsession at all lol

Cupcake jars are such a cute idea tho!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@SandDollar: Red Velvet is actually different from chocolate cake, beyond the food coloring.  It uses vinegar and baking soda for tang and to create air bubbles in the cake, and most recipes use buttermilk, too.  It only uses 2 tbsp of cocoa per batch.

I am a complete Red Velvet snob, so I guess you could say I’m obsessed, too Wink

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve either never had proper red velvet cake or it’s just not my thing, but what is so amazing about it? It tasted like a mild chocolate to me…

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Red velvet is my favorite. Several other people I know love it (Southerners mainly) and others can’t stand it. To each their own. My grandma who was from the South introduced it to me and said that it was popularly known as Red Devil’s Food Cake, rather than Red Velvet but that it is red due to food coloring. Some recipes will call for beet juice but it doesn’t make the vivid red color. Also, the cocoa powder that is made today is too high of quality so you won’t get the red color from vinegar either. Back when the cake was “invented”, vinegar was used for the color effect because the cocoa powder available at that time was very poor quality.  

The appeal from what I can tell is that it’s chocolate cake that isn’t overpoweringly rich like other chocolates (devil’s food, fudge, etc). Plus, you can’t go wrong with something that calls for cream cheese frosting.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I make cakeballs for gifts with red velvet cake and cream cheese icing.  They are so disgustingly delicious.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I saw blue velvet cupcakes on tv recently….yummy and such an unexpected twist!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I LOVE red velvet cup cakes! I only found out about them a year ago, and have adored them ever since. One of the tiers of our wedding cake is a red velvet and cream cheese icing layer cake…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Red Velvet is my absolute favorite… I had only recently tried it too, but it’s so amazing!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Love red velvet…especially the cream cheese frosting!!  Red velvet is definitely different than chocolate though, there really isn’t that much cocoa powder in it.  Kinda hard to describe the taste really.  They always seem to be more MOIST than a chocolate cake.  YUM…I think I’m going to go to Sprinkles today.

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