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Red Velvet Cake Alert

by on February 21, 2007 · 5 comments

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Published on February 21, 2007

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Debbi February 22, 2007 at 12:30 pm

Any idea if the red velvet cake is more common in the south? I had never heard of such a thing until I read your blog. I don’t know if it is just me or if all of Minnesota is out of the loop!

Anna February 22, 2007 at 12:37 pm

Yes, its definitely a Southern favorite. Most people these days know about it since Duncan Hines came out with a boxed flavor and the Cake Mix Doctor put a few different version in her cookbooks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_velvet_cake

valchemist February 22, 2007 at 2:10 pm

I think it is strange that an article which is supposedly enlightening people on the topic of the Red Velvet Cake would liken it to a Devil’s Food Cake. To me, Red Velvet Cake isn’t in the chocolate cake category, since the traditional recipes only have 2 or 3 tbsp of cocoa.

Anna February 22, 2007 at 3:26 pm

Val, I agree that red velvet is much different than plain old chocolate. However, I did some research and the term “Devil’s Food” has its own unique origin which leads me to believe the Devil’s Food/Red Velvet comparison is dead on. Read what Straight Dope has to say and you’ll see what I mean.

http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mdeviledeggs.html

valchemist February 24, 2007 at 6:29 am

interesting stuff. thanks for that link. I like reading about the history/story behind different foods. still, if the readers of the article aren’t up on all that stuff, I’d have to say that they equate devil’s food cake with a chocolatey cake.

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