Red Velvet Cake (no red dye!)

I’m a big fan of red velvet cake. I’m NOT a big fan of red dye # 40, or any chemical additive for that matter. Why add a chemical cocktail to a beautiful cake? This cake is from Sophistimom. What I love about Jaimee, is her ability to turn a cake into a science experiment—playing with beet powder until she gets just the right hue.

And when you visit Jaimee’s blog, be sure to check out what she’s reading with her kids. The former first grade teacher in me fell in love with both her recipes and her bookshelf.


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2 Responses to Red Velvet Cake (no red dye!)

  1. Mic September 13, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    This is great!!! My son’s favorite cake is red velvet, but the dye just made me cringe. Thanks for this. Keep those recipe recommendations coming!

    • Sue Ann Gleason September 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

      Yes, Mic! Isn’t it fun to find healthier versions of the treats we love? And, of course, you would appreciate the art of food—your page (and your work) is stunning.

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