The Lady in Red is a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting. This is the first cupcake Ben ever sampled from Tracy in More Than Words. After that, he just couldn’t get enough of her…I mean her cupcakes! (Those too) 🙂
I’ll hand the reins over to Tracy so she can explain what makes red velvet cake so unique. After that, click the Madison Falls Recipe section and try some scrumptious cupcakes for yourself. 🙂
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It’s cupcake time again!
One of the biggest mysteries for non bakers (other than the white vs yellow cake question) is what exactly goes into making a red velvet cake.
Traditionally considered a Southern recipe, it gets its name from the dark red, bright red, or red-brown colored cake. While food coloring is used to help achieve the red color, there’s also a little secret science that happens. The reaction between the acidic vinegar and buttermilk tends to draw out the natural pigments in the cocoa, and also helps keep the cake light and fluffy.
Add some cream cheese frosting and you’ll have a decadent desert that your friends will love. They’ll want to know what makes it so moist, but light and airy at the same time. Whether you give up the secret is up to you!