(Closed) Whats the deal with Red Velvet Cake?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My understanding is that it is a huge Southern thing, so that probably has a lot to do with it. From the one or two articles I’ve read on it (I’m a big fan of red velvet), it has it’s origins in the South. Also, I think a lot of guys enjoy red velvet because it’s not too chocolatey sweet.

Post # 4
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hmmm, Im not sure what the deal is, but I know its really really yummy lol

Post # 5
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Red Velvet Cake is a more southern thing.  But’s it’s delish becuase it has Cream Cheese frosting in addition to delicious red layers.

Post # 6
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Haha, R did the same thing! My second cake trial was also his birthday cake and he goes, “you have to make it red velvet.” I made it with a cream cheese filling, which was actually good! 

Post # 7
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t know about it being a tradition (never heard that myself) but I LOVE red velvet!!

Post # 8
1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Mmmm red velvet! Yes, it is most definitely a southern thing…and people are very passionate about it! For me, the most appealing feature is the cream cheese filling/frosting…you MUST have that with it! The cake itself is made with cocoa powder, but it isn’t what you would consider a “chocolate” cake at all. The tangy flavor of the cream cheese filling is my favorite part. I love love love red velvet.


However, please please please please if you pick red velvet cake, DON’T put a filling other than cream cheese in it! We just went to a wedding where the bride and groom had red velvet cake that was filled with raspberry. It was…weird. And I totally missed the cream cheese flavor. Sad panda.

Post # 9
2682 posts
Sugar bee

Red velvet is definitely a southern thing, but im a Cali girl and love it!  Its usually made with cream cheese frosting and filling but a vanilla buttercream tastes delicious with it too.  Its technically a chocolate cake made just a little different and with cocoa powder, and either made with red food coloring to give it the red color, or beets.

You could always do a grooms cake which is a southern thing as well and have it be red velvet.

Post # 11
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve never heard anyone making a big deal about it but I am from the east coast.  But why not have red velvet?? It is delicious!

Post # 12
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

It’s DEFINITELY a Southern thing! We love our red velvet cake around here. MMMMM.

Post # 13
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

red velvet cake is only the BEST CAKE EVER> and yes im a southerner… its a chocolate cake really, but not….

its a must at weddings 🙂

Post # 14
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I LOVE red velvet!!!  And is one of the flavors in my cake!

I didn’t know that it was a southern thing but my mom’s family is from the south.

Post # 15
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I was never a huge red velvet fan..but for our cake tasting we tried it…it had the cream cheese feeling in it..we were sold in a matter of 2 seconds..it was soo good!

Post # 16
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t get it.  It is like chocolate cake minus the flavor.  I mean, if the point of it is a vessel for cream cheese frosting, then why not choose a different, flavorful cake and use cream cheese frosting (carrot, raspberry, lemon)?

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