I decided to give red velvet a try for my hubby's and father-in-laws father's day cakes. I have never made this or had it, and wondering what it tastes like? It kinda smelt like chocolate, am I just smelling things or does this cake taste like chocolate? Any help would be great, cause my hubby does not like chocolate.
It is a chocolate cake. It has a different texture. I dont know how to describe it.
it's basically a light chocolate cake with red food colouring, the recipe uses bicarbonate of soda and vinegar as a raising agent, which used to react with the chocolate and turn red, but now people use food colouring to turn the cake red.
Thank you for the quick responses. I am so glad I asked. I cooked the red velvet for his dad, and made him a spice cake. Again thank you so much.
It is not, really, a chocolate cake. An authentic red velvet is a buttermilk cake with a HINT of cocoa (traditional you would not use dutch-processed cocoa, and this would cause the reddish hue that is imparted by that chemical reaction--same as devil's food, the red dye came later)... if you bite into a taste chocolate, then you've added too much.