I'm making a red velvet wedding cake in a couple of weeks. I don't understand the hype, either. I think RV cake tastes like food coloring.
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Not a fan of red velvet, but I love the traditional frosting!
I probably wouldn't mind it so much if it wasn't that the deep red colour was all a big gimmick. A food colouring company on the brink of bankruptcy decided to add a whole bottle of red to the cake, as a marketing scheme, and it worked.
The original recipes came out a muddy slightly red colour.
It's just a lame chocolate cake with a gaudy sense of style, imo. haha
That said, when I do make it, I use Rose Levy Beranbaum's recipe from 'Rose's Heavenly Cakes'. It's the best one I have tried.