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Red Velvet

Red Velvet cake is a Southern classic. ¬†Although, in researching its origins, the red velvet cake seems to have its first appearance from the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. ¬† A brief history here on Leite’s Culinaria. The red coloring comes from a process of vinegar and cocoa powder. ¬†Steel Magnolias, a Southern cult classic film, also made red velvet cake famous during the “armadillo cake scene.”

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