Red velvet is really 2 things...vanilla cake with a whole lotta red food coloring or chocolate cake with a whole lotta red rood coloring (or beets which some people use in place of artificial coloring). I don't love this cupcake for any reason other than aesthetics. Which isn't a really bad reason to love a cupcake, but what's the point if the pretty little thing tastes like some boring old chocolate cupcake? So I researched all the different versions of this cake. Some have buttermilk, some don't. Some use vinegar, some don't. It was a whole lot of different ideas of what makes this "classic" a classic. So I used a little bit of everything and I am actually impressed! The one thing that stayed consistent in each recipe was the cream cheese frosting. So that too stayed the same for my version. I did enjoy reading all the urban legends that came along with googling "red velvet cake". I added some of the pics of this trial. I think they turned out well, not as red as they could be but they tasted good.
They are red...maybe not red red but chocolaty red.
so I made this cupcake a star on it's very own red carpet.