Sunday, June 13, 2010

What is Red Velvet?

I'm constantly asked this question, so I thought of dedicating a blog to describing how Red Velvet cupcakes are made. Red Velvet is a staple classic dessert among southerners. It is a rich, moist, sweet cake with a dark red, bright red or red-brown color. It is usually prepared as a layer cake somewhere between chocolate and vanilla in flavor, topped with a creamy white icing. Common ingredients are buttermilk, butter, flour, cocoa, and either beets or red food coloring. 6 Tablespoons of Red food coloring is used per batch! Here's what the batter looks like:

Into the muffin tray

Cooling on a wire rack:

And voila the final product....

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