(SPOT.ph) Two things make a red velvet cupcake successful: a moist, dense yet tender crumb that’s been dyed a deep, dark red hue with just enough cocoa powder in it to differentiate it from a plain vanilla cake, but not too much that it turns into a chocolate cake; and a tangy, sweet cream cheese frosting.
It is this cake’s identity crisis that gives it that characteristic "velvety" mouthfeel, and perhaps what’s gained it quite a loyal following. Our top 10 red velvet picks:
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Photos by Roselle Miranda and Sasha Lim Uy (Slice)