Valentine’s day or any day is an ideal time to make a delicious red velvet cake. This is a fantastic recipe that is among the best red velvet cake recipes we’ve come accross. Watch this walk through video that covers every step in detail so that your cake will turn out perfectly every time.
For all you red velvet cake lovers out there, I’m about to blow your mind: red velvet cake did not get its name from red food coloring used in some recipes. I know. Contain yourself. Here’s what really happened.
During the Great Depression, families were using less food colorings and extracts. They were just one more unnecessary expense that could be cut out. While the savings was good news for penny-pinchers, it was not-so-great news for the Adams Extract company. To counter slumping sales, folks at the company came up with the Adams Red Velvet Cake recipe, a concoction that used red food coloring and butter extract instead of the traditional ingredients. Before food coloring become the popular way to make the cake scarlet, the hue was much more subtle and was caused by the way vinegar, cocoa, and buttermilk reacted together. The “velvet” comes not from the color of crushed velvet, but from the smooth texture of fine cake crumb.
Article Source: Mental Floss