Some time ago my friend mentioned that people in her city are crazy fans of the Red Velvet. Be it cakes or cupcakes. They thought the cake had some magical ingredient that makes it so red and pretty. She crushed their hopes by telling them that the ‘red’ from the cake simply came from using the colour RED. They, of course, were shocked and couldn’t believe her.
Not taking away anything from the cake, Red Velvet cakes are really pretty. Of course, they taste good too. I mean it has cocoa. ANYTHING and EVERYTHING tastes better with cocoa. It’s chocolate, for crying out loud!
But I do sort of get why they go gaga over it. I mean, when we baked it for the first time, we were excited as well. The red in the cake stands out so well and then you have the fluffy white cream cheese frosting that’s a perfect match for the dark redness of the cake. Unfortunately, I don’t have a great picture of the one we baked so I won’t upload those.
The fun part about using colours is that you can use whichever colour you want. I have been noticing on quite a few recipe sites/blogs where people are now making Green Velvet cakes too.
So, really, it’s just a chocolate cake with the colour of your choice.
Image courtesy:- Pixabay.