Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake is traditionally a red, red-brown, or "mahogany" or "maroon" colored chocolate layer cake, layered with white cream cheese or ermine icing. The cake is commonly served on Christmas or Valentine's Day. Common modern red velvet cake is made with red dye, however, the red color was originally due to non-Dutched, anthocyanin-rich cocoa.
Common ingredients include buttermilk, butter, cocoa, vinegar, and flour. Beetroot or red food coloring may be used for the color.