Red velvet cupcakes are a Belle’s Patisserie signature treat and have been voted the best in Joburg in the annual Joburg’s Choice awards run by Joburg.co.za for two consecutive years. Our super moist, deep red cake and delicious cream cheese icing is available in either a cupcake, cake, cheesecake or cake pop variety that will no doubt wow your guests at your next function.
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When foods were rationed during World War II, bakers used boiled beet juices to enhance the colour of their cakes. Beets are found in some red velvet cake recipes, where they also serve to retain moisture. Adams Extract, a Texas company, is credited with bringing the red velvet cake to kitchens across America during the time of the Great Depression by being one of the first to sell red food colouring and other flavour extracts with the use of point-of-sale posters and tear-off recipe cards.