Red Velvet Fudge Pie
Keep this recipe for Red Velvet Fudge Pie in your back pocket at all times! It only takes seven ingredients to make this impressive and decadent red velvet dessert, making it the perfect thing to make for last-minute guests and gatherings. Shortcuts such as using cake mix and store-bought pie crusts make this recipe super simple, but feel free to make everything from scratch if you prefer. The hardest step in making this Red Velvet Fudge Pie is waiting for it to cool before serving it! Friends and family are guaranteed to be impressed by this unique cross between red velvet cake and pie.
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What Is Red Velvet?
Red velvet has become one of the most popular flavors in the past few years. Red velvet recipes are especially trendy around Valentine's Day due to their red color, but they are also becoming increasingly popular around Christmas. Despite their vibrant red color, red velvet recipes are enjoyed all year round due to their status as a traditional Southern dessert.
Every time you eat red velvet cake, the eternal questions most likely spring up: what is red velvet? What gives it its color? What flavor is it, exactly? Red velvet is often thought of as a chocolate cake that has been dyed red, but it is slightly more complicated than that. Although the flavor of red velvet cake is closely related to chocolate, it also features a hint of acidity, due to the traditional addition of vinegar. The vinegar also helps to give the cake its classic red color. The cocoa powder in the cake reacts with both the vinegar and buttermilk to create the signature reddish-brown shade. Red food coloring, however, helps to brighten up the cake's red color even more.
Congratulations to the winner of our comment contest, Knittingdancer on Ravelry, who answered the question, "What is your favorite Valentine's Day dessert or candy?" She said, "Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting but I might try this receipe this year red velvet and chocolate together."
Cooking Time35 min
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