Red Velvet

I must have been away from the States for a long time. The first time I heard of red velvet cake was about a month ago during Mother’s Day when I saw it for the first time in Cheesecake Factory. Apparently, it has been around “for a while” now. Talk about being out-of-touch! So, of course, we decide to do research and find the recipe for it.

My mom needed to bring dessert for her office’s 4th of July party, so we offered to do it from scratch. I was surprised to learn that it is actually just simple chocolate cake with red food coloring. Interesting! It turned out just like regular cake, but with the icing on top, it was simply ‘delish’ (a term I learned recently — also being used “for a while” now, apparently).

icing topping

We made exactly 24 cupcakes for the party but had leftover batter for ourselves, so we made mini-cupcakes. I think the white toppings look so cute! These are, for lack of a better word, also very delish.

mini cupcakes

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