Red Velvet isnt just Cake thats Red. It is oh. so. much. more. There’s something quite romantic and elegant about this cake, personally this is probably one of my favourite cakes. Its the cake i chose to have for my wedding day and so i suppose the association with ‘romance’ isn’t just coincidence. Its also a great centerpiece dessert for your dinner party anytime of the year, since you can decorate the cake as you wish (I tend to use cherries or strawberries, whatever is red and in season!)
Its so important to also have desserts once in while, and yeah theres some sugar in this, but there’s a few occasions when you just. want. cake. A few seriously simple changes in how you prepare a cake and making sure its done once in a while, means you can have your cake and eat it too. Every Monday night is dessert night at our home (i dont have to say that they’re always dairy free and homemade right?) and this cake is this weeks.
Its quite a shame bakeries and cafes make the cruelty-laden and unhealthier version of Red Velvet by putting cows milk and eggs in it, since its actually more expensive and completely unnecessary taste-wise. By default then, this version is much healthier, since it uses much less refined sugar, has no cholesterol and significantly lower fat. This cake is at least 200 calories less than the “classically” made red velvet. I think you get my point, basically, just make this version!