Week 24: Red Velvet Loaf (United States)
Some say that red velvet cake was invented by Diane von Furstenberg and introduced in the 1970s, while others say it was introduced at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the 1950s.
Either way, red velvet cake has become a favorite all around the world for its unique taste! Prior to starting my blog and learning more about baking, I believed that red velvet cake or desserts were just chocolate that looked red with food coloring.
However, it's actually very distinct as it uses vinegar, and the flavor is almost a picture between chocolate and vanilla.
Even though marbled loaves may seem difficult to make, they are in fact, very easy. Simply dollop different batters that were divided earlier and swirl a knife throughout the bread pan.
3 eggs, separated
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
4 drops of red food coloring, or as many to get the color of your liking
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the egg whites on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix (this can be with your hand instead of the mixer) the egg yolks, sugar, and oil. Slowly pour in the milk.
To the egg yolk mixture, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt in. Mix to combine.
Then, fold your egg whites into the egg yolk mixture very carefully. Avoid deflating the egg whites! Divide the mixture in half and color one with red food coloring and the cocoa powder. Keep the other half plain.
In your prepared pan, alternate adding a cookie scoop's worth of batter for each version. With a knife, swirl the batter into a spiral design. Bake for 45 minutes.
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳