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I read a couple of American blogs and I have been intrigued for some time by mention of red velvet cake. It sounded so decadent. What could it be? So I googled 'easy red velvet cake' on the weekend and I made one. The result, I have to say, was very, very encouraging. This is the recipe I followed:
1 cake mix (they suggest butter or vanilla cake mix, I went with chocolate)
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 1/3 cups vegetable oil (I used butter)
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 oz. red food colouring
Combine. Bake at 180 degrees celsius for about an hour. It's a very liquid mixture so it takes a while in the oven.
Apparently it is a traditional cake of America's South and it can be made I believe from scratch rather than by using a cake mix. Also, it is usually served with cream cheese frosting but I went with chocolate instead.