Red Velvet Revelations -- A Little Birdie Told Me...No. 28


"Worse, the cake part is red velvet cake.  Blood red."  -- Steel Magnolias



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I have a confession to make:  I've never been a big fan of Red Velvet cake. But I'm not here to rant about my cake personal cake issues. Quite to the contrary, I'm happy to be highlighting two Red Velvet Cake recipes that shatter my preconceptions about the cake being nothing more than a food-coloring overloaded vehicle for cream cheese icing. These two recipes, I believe, could stand on their own without any icing at all and be perfectly, wonderfully delicious!  

If you're Red-Velvet-ambivalent, give these recipes a try. Note that each uses a tablespoon or less of food coloring, not a full bottle like in some recipes.  

The buttermilk and vanilla
from Shugary Sweets
rely on a mere 1/2 teaspoon of gel food color
to get their signature ruby zing!

At  just 141 calories per cupcake, the
from Eating  My Way Back
get a healthful, low-cal kick from
whole wheat flour and applesauce!

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