Everything is turning red velvet. Cakes, cupcakes, even pancakes. I don't get it. Maybe it's because I"m not from the south. I've never made one, I've never eaten one. I've watched them make red velvet things on TV and generally it's a plain cake with a couple bottles of red food coloring added. Ick!
I believe the original red velvet cake had cocoa powder and a tiny bit of food coloring to bump up the cocoa pink color. But you rarely see that on the cooking shows. Just cake batter and tons of food color.
Am I missing something?