Today I’ve got a very popular recipe for you: Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream.
If you’ve never heard of red velvet before: It’s a very popular chocolate cake flavor from the US, traditionally decorated with a creamy frosting. People liked to eat it 100 years ago! Back then, the red color was due to the cocoa powder, back then it was not alkalized and turned red from a reaction with the buttermilk. This cake used to be called “devil’s food” cake!
Today the name is more elegant – “red velvet”.