Post # 1
I’ve only had it maybe 3 times, but I remember it being super yummy. Does anyone know, what ‘Red Velvet’ actually is?? (besides the food coloring, of course). My first impression was that it tasted vaguely chocolately… ?
Post # 3
I always thought it was a chocolate cake that used beetroot extract (or something like that) for its colour
Post # 5
It’s basically a chocolate cake with a LOT of red food coloring added.
The reddish brown color was originally a reaction between the cocoa powder and buttermilk, but over time, red coloring was added to emphasize the red color.
Post # 6
Red- chocolate cake… The only difference: you poo RED.
Post # 7
ingredients from the Cake Boss
Red Velvet Cake
This “Cake Boss” recipe is from a Food Network Challenge “Surprise Birthday Cakes” episode.
stick butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
large eggs, room temperature
unsweetened cocoa powder
red food coloring
****It’s simple isn’t it?
Post # 9
I definitely know it’s delicious. 🙂
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Post # 12
@vmec: That is so true. I made a red velvet cake for Valentine’s and it was like I had Valentine’s Day themed poop for 2 days.
Post # 14
I hesitate to call it chocolate cake, based on the fact that it has SO LITTLE cocoa in it (about 1/4 of what you’d use for a real chocolate cake), but it is supposed to have a chocolate taste to it, yes.
Post # 15
It’s something that no two people can ever agree on what exactly it is or how to make it. Typically, it’s a chocolate cake base, although some places make with a white cake base and add a tiny bit of cocoa which is very rare. It is dyed with red food coloring to give it the deep red color, and filled and topped with cream cheese icing. It tastes like a devil’s food cake since that is the main ingredient. Beets are traditional for the coloring but hardly anyone uses them anymore, since they prefer food coloring instead.
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
And the beat part is the cream cheese icing!