The History of Red Velvet

It’s not just chocolate!

Known as the cousin of Chocolate Cake, Red Velvet is not simply a matter of colour. Cocoa does play a role in Red Velvet, but not to the extent that it does in chocolate. In the 1920s, Red Velvet was the “signature cake” of New York City’s Waldorf Astoria. A hint about the colour: it’s a reaction between the cocoa and the buttermilk.