While foods were rationed during World War II, bakers used boiled beets to enhance the color of their cakes. Boiled grated beets or beet baby food are found in some red velvet cake recipes, where they also serve to retain moisture.
Gorgeous! I want to gorge on it! RT @sugarbardiva: RT @vindee: Wrapped up the last of the Red Velvet Cake Roll – http://twitpic.com/13f1wbRoulade? Great idea RT@vindee: Wrapped up the last of the Red Velvet Cake Roll… with ricotta & strawberries http://twitpic.com/13f1wb@vindee gorgeous, look at that color! WOW! http://twitpic.com/13f1wb@vindee @sugarbardiva I’ve always LOVED Red Velvet! it’s a very (U.S.) southern thing. Bake mine in either rose-shaped or heart-shaped pans.@RJFlamingo & bcos the only frosting i truly like is cream cheese frosting. The big V is spot on (@vindee)