July 11, 2011

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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25 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting!! And that light version of Red Velvet cake is calling my name!!

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  2. OMG. Did you just read my feature in Fudge Ripple? I just talked about how I didn't "get" the red velvet trend. These might make me a believer. Maybe. xoxo Camilla

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  3. I have a confession...I have never liked red velvet. I think it is because it is just a faint chocolate...and I like my chocolate cake dark:-) Both of these look great though!!! Thanks for the party.

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  4. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM Red Velvet! Never tried to make red velvet cake before. Thanks for featuring some recipes!

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  5. These recipes sound good! Love that they don't call for alot of coloring.

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  6. Thanks so much for hosting Jenn! Today I'm sharing my Paris Grey Buffet.

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  7. Thanks for the feature. I linked up a couple more recipes for you! Thanks for stopping by this week and leaving comments. Love your blog,
    Aimee

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  8. oops, accidentally posted twice - pls feel free to delete one of my ice cream posts! Oops!!! I'm really "not" a beginner!

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  9. Mornin'! Thanks for hostessing... love the red velvet cupcakes! xo

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  10. I could go for one of those cupcakes, for sure! I linked up my little card...thanks for hosting Jenn!

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  11. Thanks for hosting! I hope you are having a great day! I linked up my girls 4th of July dresses!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  12. I confess, that red velvet is not my top pick. But given a choice between it and NO cupcake? Bring it! Thanks for hosting :)

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  13. Sigh! Still not a chocolate project! I'll keep trying! Thanks for hosting this fun party!

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  14. Oh how I love red velvet cupcakes! Both versions look great, and I'm intrigued by the skinny version! I've linked up my banana maple walnut loaf cake. Thank you for hosting, Jenn.

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  15. I thought I was the only one who didn't care for red velvet cake! It seems to be so popular lately that I'm thinking of giving it another chance.

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  16. Those cakes look amazing! Thanks for hosting, have a great week.

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  17. Thank you for hosting again :)

    I loved that red armadillo cake, it was so gross but so cute at the same time ;)

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  18. thanks for the feature! I will be linking up another recipe later today!

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  19. Jenn, I'm so glad you posted these... I'm going to give them a try. I actually love red velvet - simply because I'm not much of chocolate fan. It's got to be the right mood and the right chocolate - and red velvet does that for me if it's a good cake. I've yet to find a super one. I know you love to bake as much as I do, so I'll give it a whirl.

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  20. Red velvet is my favorite cake/cupcake! Thanks for hosting!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  21. Thank you for hosting. Hope you're having a great week!

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  22. Thanks for hosting! New follower, glad I found you.
    Tracy

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  23. My husbands's mom used to make red velvet cake. I am sure it wasn't a light version of it. This looks great.

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  24. My husbands's mom used to make red velvet cake. I am sure it wasn't a light version of it. This looks great.

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  25. hey Jenn, I'm with you on the red velvet cake thing, but these look pretty good. I might have to cross over to the trendy side!

    Julianna

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