Red Velour Cake
I have been waiting with bated breath to share this fabulous cake recipe with you. This cake is absolutely visually stunning and delectable to boot. If you love the rich flavor and texture of the classic red velvet cake, you’re going to be crazy for Red Velour. It’s stacked high with cream cheese icing and brilliantly red fluffy cake.
What Is Velour Cake?
I came across it in the holiday edition of the Ricardo magazine and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to try it. Are you familiar with red velvet cake, the rich chocolate cake that’s beautifully red with layers of cream cheese icing? Well this cake is essentially the same just with a fine red crumb over the exterior to give it a lovely matte finish.
I could have used my recipe for red velvet cake but I know that my batter makes a really moist cake and I would have had trouble to make the crumbs as fine as needed for this cake, which is why I decided to use Ricardo’s recipe. I’m glad I did because while this cake is still moist, the cake texture is ideal for making these fine crumbs that give the cake its velour exterior texture.
WHAT IS RED VELVET CAKE?
Originally, back in the 1800’s, the color of the cake was due to non-Dutched anthocyanin-rich cocoa, which reacted with the vinegar and buttermilk in the recipe to create a rich red/maroon color.