This latest version of a Red Velvet Cake is from Rose's newest book,
The Baking Bible.
I tend to shy away from any Red Velvet cake unless it's for someone's
special occasion, such as a birthday.
Like many others, I don't care for artificial coloring in food or beverages, for
myself or my family. I'm a real stickler for reading labels.
Rose gives the option of roasting beets for the added color. I wanted
to try India Tree's natural red coloring.
It was a beautiful shade of red coming out of the bottle but didn't hold up
in the batter during baking.
As eldest granddaughter noticed, it looked like a spice cake.
This cake has a wonderful flavor and light crumb.
Honestly, it doesn't need any coloring at all.
It was also easy to mix together.
After baking, a delicious raspberry
sauce was brushed over the cakes.
The extra raspberry sauce was mixed into whipped cream.
To me this cake far surpasses a typical Red Velvet cake
and could aptly be named
Raspberry Velvet Rose Cake.