Are you tired of the usual chocolate cake for dessert or birthday parties? Do you want to try something new to bake and add some variation in your usual birthday cake recipe? If you are after a unique look and taste in cake, you should try making red velvet cake. This luscious sweet treat has that distinct red exterior, mixed with white topping. At first glance, you might think that it is complicated to make such a kind of cake. Looks can indeed be deceiving, though, because a typical red velvet cake recipe uses simple ingredients that you might find in your kitchen already. Moreover, the procedure in baking this cake is quite a breeze, too.
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But first, before baking anything, we must learn the history behind the red velvet cakes. These cakes are most popular in South America, although they are popular in other areas too.
Red velvet cakes are also sometimes called “devil’s attraction” because of the intense red color. Recently, some questions have been raised concerning adding artificial colors in the preparation of any dish, which is something that may need to be considered when making or buying this cake. There is one story, which I leave you to decide whether authentic or not, that it was made at the request of a guest at the Waldorf Astoria. They made the cake and charged her $100 for the privilege of receiving the recipe. In revenge she passed it out to anyone who would take it.
If you have an upcoming family dinner at home or a birthday party to prepare, you might want to have this ruby-colored cake as part of your menu. The excellent color of the cake is also ideal for a Christmas treat; you can bake tiny red velvet cupcakes and have them as Christmas presents for your friends and relatives. This cake is simply marvelous to the eyes and a delight to the taste.
Red velvet cakes are chocolate cakes prepared by adding red food coloring to them. The basic ingredients required for the preparation of red velvet cakes are flour, baking soda, buttermilk, vanilla essence, sugar, cocoa powder, vinegar, eggs, and salt. Ingredients required for the preparation of red velvet cakes should be measured using measuring cups or spoons.
Mixing the ingredients involved is the first step in the preparation of red velvet cakes. Spatulas, hand blenders, or electric blenders can be used to prepare batter for red velvet cakes. The oven needs be preheated before baking. Baking pan must be greased before use. Baking time is usually decided based on the size of the red velvet cake being baked and the oven being used. Usually, these cakes are baked at 350° F. After baking, they must be left for cooling for some time and then removed. Frosting is spread on the cake at this stage. Usually cream cheese icing is preferred for red velvet cakes.