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Red Velvet Cake Recipes


Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Favorite Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Red Velvet Cake Picture © Diana Rattray Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes Image © Diana Rattray Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Recipe: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Diana Rattray

Although the details are sketchy at best, the famous red velvet cake is not as Southern as many like to think. The story, which began circulating some time in the 1940s, claimed that Manhattan's elegant Waldorf-Astoria granted a diner's request for the recipe and later billed her $100. The angry woman, apparently with revenge in mind, then began circulating the recipe along with the story. Another "baked" legend with a similar storyline is the $250 Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Home cooks do seem to love cakes with an unusual story or a "secret ingredient." Wacky cake, tomato soup cake and mayonnaise cake are just a few of the unusual cakes we all have in our recipe files, so it's no wonder Southern cooks embraced the delicious and colorful red velvet cake. Despite the legend, the cake turned out to be a winner, perfect for Christmas, Valentines Day, and just about any other holiday or special occasion.

Many of the red velvet cake recipes below come from forum members and many include a cream cheese or cooked frosting recipe, but it would be delicious with any white frosting you choose.

Red Velvet Cakes and Related:
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Aunt Mildred's Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake
Favorite Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Red Velvet Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
Easy Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Mother's Red Velvet Cake
Grandmother's Red Velvet Cake
Cheri's Easy Red Velvet Cake

More Unique Cakes:

Tomato Soup Cake
Chocolate Shadow Cake
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Chocolate Wacky Cake
Vanilla Crazy Cake
Orange Slice Candy Cake
Fudge Cherry Cake
Coca Cola Cake
Kahlua Bowl Cake
Kitty Litter Cake
German Chocolate Upside Down Cake


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