Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Red Velvet Cake
Most everyone, I am sure, has heard of Red Velvet Cake. Until recently I had only seen and heard of Red Velvet Cake made with cocoa powder. I recently bought Martha Stewart's Baking Favorites DVD and on it was the recipe for Rachel's Red Velvet Cake but the cocoa powder has been left out. So this recipe makes a white cake with the red food coloring added making a brilliant bright red cake instead of a chocolate red cake. Not only is it a brilliant red it is also very yummy. I know some are a little nervous to use the amount of red food coloring needed but my sister-in-law was telling me about food coloring made with beets. So if you are one who avoids red food coloring perhaps you can use this alternative. Here is the link to the recipe on Martha's website.
I made this cake for our family gathering this past Sunday. I thought it was a very appropriate cake for Valentine's Day. I added pink food coloring to the frosting to make it even more festive Valentine's dessert.