Friday, September 17, 2010

Red Velvet Cake

A Red Velvet Cake is very dramatic looking with its bright red color that is offset by a creamy white frosting.

I usually make Red Velvet cakes or cupcakes when I feel good. I don't need them to make me feel good. Red Velvet cake is there to make you think, how good life is, because you can enjoy a velvety treat.

Does that make any sense?
Do I sound high? Maybe I still am... Velvety high...

If we look beyond the striking appearance of this Red Velvet Cake, we will find that it has a mild chocolate flavor with a moist and tender crumb. The mild chocolate flavor comes from adding a small amount of cocoa powder to the batter and buttermilk gives it a moist and tender crumb.

I tried a couple times to make the Red Velvet Cake red, but unfortunately the red food colouring I used does not do its job good enough, so they always turn brown. Surprisingly, this one turns out perfect...!
Finally, the frosting, which is really what the cake is all about. The type of frosting used on a Red Velvet Cake can vary. The classic frosting for a Red Velvet Cake is cream cheese. But this cream cheese frosting is a little different, it contains heavy cream so you end up with a sweet yet tangy frosting, that is soft and creamy.

Thanks Syafinaz for the order.

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