To me, Red Velvet cake is just a chocolate cake with red food coloring it's really nothing special and unique. I just don't understand why many people rave about it. To stop my curiosity and prove myself wrong, I decided to try it out as my elder daughter is one of big fan for the Red Velvet cake.
I picked up this recipe from Nasi Lemak Lover's blog, the original recipe asked for buttermilk, however, I couldn't find it from nearby supermart, I decided to substitute with yogurt. Since I didn't like too much artificial coloring in my food, I cut down the red food coloring from the original of 1 tbsp to 1 tsp.
Initially, I didn't intent to frost the cupcake as I was too lazy especially in the weekday evening. However, without the frosting, the cupcake was almost tasteless. It's very disappointing!
To remedy, I had no choice to work harder to make this cupcake edible. Luckily, the cream cheese frosting managed to give the cupcake a level of taste boost and it tasted much better than before. Personally, I don't think I will bake this cake anymore as it's really nothing special and not to my liking. I prefer something spongy and light than dense.