Red velvet delight from Crumbs Bakeshop

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Crumbs Bakeshop is famed for its iconic fresh cookies and cupcakes. With more than seventy-five delectable flavors, it's hard to beat a classic cookie-jar of Red Velvet or a classic cupcake with a rich, creamy Red Velvet flavor. But what is Red Velvet and where did this luscious treat originate? This article goes in-depth into the origins, history, and nutritional facts behind the Red Velvet of Crumbs Bakeshop.

What is Red Velvet?

Red Velvet is a classic flavor that originates from the USA. It consists of a cocoa-based cake with red food coloring and a cream cheese frosting and often a white chocolate, cream cheese, or buttercream frosting mix. The classic flavor of Red Velvet includes a blend of chocolate, a touch of cocoa, a hint of peppermint, and a light and tart cream cheese frosting that tops it off. Red Velvet is usually served as a cupcake, though it is sometimes made as a cake as well. This traditional flavor of Red Velvet can be found on the shelves of many stores across the US.

History of Red Velvet

Red Velvet cake can be traced back to the early 1800s, with the first recorded mention of it appearing in a recipe book, The Housekeeper’s Assistant, in 1864. The recipe, entitled ‘Lady Baltimore Cake’, included a combination of sugar, butter, egg whites, and coca mixed with red food coloring, which gave the cake its signature red hue and taste.

Red Velvet really became popular when it was served in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in the 1950s. The red velvet cake was the menu item that was served to notable guests that visited the Hotel, and this caused the cake to become a signature dessert item to the hotel. The cake also gained popularity thanks to the well-known film Steel Magnolias, in which the main character’s wedding cake was a red velvet cake.

Nutritional Facts about Red Velvet

While the classic Red Velvet of Crumbs Bakeshop's includes cream cheeses frosting, our recipe is nut-free and does not contain trans fat. Our line of products are all certified as kosher by the Orthodox Union, and are made from scratch with only the finest ingredients.

A single mini red velvet cupcake from Crumbs Bakeshop contains 190 calories, 6.5 grams of fat, 6.5 total carbohydrates, 0.5 grams of fiber, and 7.5 grams of sugar. The cupcake also contains 3.5 grams of protein.

The essence

Red Velvet is a classic, decadent treat that has been enjoyed for centuries. Its signature red hue and chocolate-cocoa combination make it the perfect dessert for any occasion. When you want to indulge in a classic Red Velvet dessert, head to Crumbs Bakeshop for fresh, nut-free desserts made from scratch with only the finest ingredients.


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