Red velvet cake was originally coloured with beetroot, just like in this recipe. This chocolate cake is moist and totally delicious. The cream cheese frosting, really is the icing on the cake! You can also prepare this recipe as cupcakes, if you prefer.
You can also make this recipe into cupcakes. Adjust the baking time accordingly.
Made this as muffins. The problem is that they are not red. The batter is purplish but when it is baked they are just plain old brown. The cakes were also flat on top. The appearance is very dissapointing, but they do taste quite good. It is a huge batch making about 30 medium size cupcakes. - 01 Apr 2011
this is one of the best cakes I have ever made - it certainly lives up to its name. It is very rich and velvety and will be one of my favourites! - 31 Jul 2010
Used different ingredients. I added some dark/bitter cocoa powder to the icing to make it a little less sweet and to give a nice chocolatey flavour. I also added a little more cream to the icing to make it less stiff. - 11 Mar 2011