If you have never tasted or heard of a “Red Velvet Cake” before, you are seriously missing out! The term “red velvet” gets tossed around a lot these days. Today, red velvet is not only associated with cakes but also widely used on other foods. In terms of popularity, red velvet cake probably comes second behind a chocolate cake. This enticing red velvet cake is famed for its distinctive bright red to dark red colour.
It is basically a rich and sweet chocolate cake, consisting of moist red velvet sponge layered with velvety cream cheese. It is a very tender, mildly flavoured chocolate cake that is startlingly red. Red velvet cake is usually complemented with a cream cheese frosting made with real butter and broken pecans pieces. Common ingredients include flour, cocoa powder, buttermilk, butter, vinegar, baking soda, sugar, salt, cream cheese, and often either beets or red food coloring to give the cake a red hue.
Red velvet cake got the “velvet” part of the name due to its extremely smooth, soft and velvety texture. Its texture is partly affected by the combination of baking soda, buttermilk, and vinegar as part of the ingredients. This is because both vinegar and buttermilk are acidic in nature and mixing these with baking soda will result in a reaction that will fluff up the cake, making it light and fluffy. Besides, vinegar and buttermilk will also react with cocoa powder, giving the cake a red finish.
The finished cake has a hint of chocolate and a slight tang of buttermilk. The cocoa powder and buttermilk give the cake a subtle yet unique flavour that is tongue tantalising. The fluffy and velvety texture make the cake wonderful while the cream cheese frosting is an ideal match that suits the cake well. It adds even more flavour to the cake and gives a good balance to the taste. For all red velvet cake lovers out there, and for you, who have never tasted it before; make sure that you grab one from us today to experience the jaw-dropping and extraordinary taste on your own.