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What makes red velvet cake, red velvet?

Is it just food coloring; vanilla base?

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asked about 6 years ago

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drbabs
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added about 6 years ago

2-3 TB of cocoa powder and 2-3 teaspoons of red food coloring.

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Benny
added about 6 years ago

I might be wrong, but I believe the classic way is to use Beat Juice for color and flavor.

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allans
added about 6 years ago

My grandmothers recipe didn't use food coloring, just cocoa powder with boiling water added. Not bright red like some, more red/brown. Still delicious and one of my favorites to this day.

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chevre&miel
added about 6 years ago

I believe these days it's just red food coloring, but as allans said above, it got it's name from the reddish color brought out from the cocoa powder. Wikipedia has a little history on it if you're interested-- http://en.wikipedia.org...

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