I get asked a lot at markets what a red velvet cake is and despite what many people think, it’s not just a vanilla cake with red food colouring.
Red velvet cakes contain buttermilk and a small amount of cocoa powder. These ingredients give the cake a subtle and very distinctive flavour which makes it different to a chocolate or vanilla cake.
The original red velvet cake is said to have had a reddish hue that was caused by the reaction between natural cocoa powder and an acidic ingredient, like buttermilk.
Nowadays the intense red hue mostly comes from red food colouring.
If you have been following on instagram you would have noticed a few trials for natural red velvet cupcakes with beetroot.
Good news, the kids loved them and even though they know they contain beetroot they don’t seem to mind.
It’s February, it’s come so fast, that’s not how I want the year to be.
I want to enjoy each moment, the good, the bad or the oh well moments.
We have a busy weekend, three birthdays in a row, Friday, Saturday and Monday, Amelie’s, mother-in-law’s and mum’s.
Apart from all that celebrating…there’s prep on Monday, my heart just sinks thinking about it, first day of school for my baby girl and kinder for Aidan on Tuesday.
While I compose myself…here’s a peek at some moments in our February so far.
Thank you so much for your sweet words regarding Amelie’s infection, thankfully she is soo much better now.
Happy February lovely friends hope your February has started well.