I made some cupcakes today for a little gathering of women at my house this evening. I have never made a red velvet cake before, mainly because I don't like dye in my food, and the flavor can tend to be... well... let's face it... red velvet cake doesn't have much flavor. So I decided to make a red velvet cake with beet puree in it for the color so I could skip the chemical dyes. Only I didn't think it was chocolatey enough, so I added more cocoa. Problem is, when you add more chocolate you lose the red color. Soo... my "red velvets" looked a little...
...well... not very red. I tried them, and had eaten three by the time I realized I just didn't like them very much. Really good chocolate cake isn't hard to make, this just wasn't it.
Mmmm... cupcakes! They look hopeful, don't they?!
Soo... I won't be making red velvet cake again, but it was lovely to have the ladies here. It was a fun evening.
Any excuse to celebrate,