Monday, May 18, 2009

Red Velvet

For a few years now I have been wanting to try Red Velvet Cake but never found an australian recipe, Until now Grab Your Fork has a recipe posted up.

The story goes; a few years ago a friend of mine had been looking to make a Red Velvet cake, a what you ask? Well this cake is a deep red colour and Chocolate in flavour, and gorgeous to look at. Wikipedia list it as

A Red velvet cake is a type of rich and sweet cake, with a distinctive dark red to bright red or red-brown color. Common ingredients include buttermilk, butter, flour, cocoa powder, and often either beets, or red food coloring. It is most popular in the Southern United States, though known in other regions. The most typical frosting for a red velvet cake is a butter roux icing also known as a cooked flour frosting. Cream cheese buttercream frostings are also popular.

Traditionalists believe that red velvet cakes must contain cocoa,[1] although recipes are available that do not contain any chocolate flavoring.[2][3]

So back to the story, She wanted to make it for her birthday but no matter how hard we searched neither of us could find a recipe that we could imagine working, Until now...

I have to say I am terribly excited about the prospect of finally trying this cake. The only thing that bothers me is the 20Ml of Red food colouring, that much colouring can not be good for anyone. So the question remains, Do I or don't I?

1 comment:

  1. I made the red velvet cupcakes for my party on the weekend and Jay had about 5 - thankfully they were minis.

    Craziness ensued. Not sure I'd recommend that much red food colouring (or pink icing) for little ones.