Though it’s obvious where Red Velvet cake got its name from, its origins are less known. Some attach it to Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in the 1920s. Others say it’s a traditional southern chocolate cake dating back to the United States’ earliest European history. Regardless of its origins, the popularity of this tasty and festive delicacy will grace many 2015 holiday tables. We’ve yet to perfect gluten free red velvet cake of our own, so we’ve rounded up some fun red options for Christmas. Be sure to check out the links, comment on the recipes you try out, and tell them we sent you!
We love how cutesy these mini red velvet muffins are and the frosting is delicious. These would be great for a party or in goodie baskets for neighbors. Design, Dining, Diapers Blog uses an all-purpose gluten free flour, making it a tad easier and quicker for you to whip up.
Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies
Yes, you read that correctly. Cheesecake and cookies. You may want to hog these to yourself. In my house, we call these special sort of treats “wrapping snacks”. You know, eat them while the kiddos are asleep so you don’t have to share. The Girl Who Eats Blog actually takes advantage of commercial products for this recipe, aided by Jello chocolate pudding envelope and Betty Crocker’s gluten free cake mix. Easy and delicious: Need I say more?
Red Velvet Biscotti
With a little bit of substitution magic, we found a great red velvet biscotti recipe that can be a perfect gluten free compliment to coffee. Just swap out the cake mix for a gluten free variety and half the amount of flour with rice flour. Voila!
Dark and Delicious Scones
These brown beauties from Dishmaps are the perfect combination of soft and crisp-edged. Similar to brownies, they’re sure to please a crowd. The white chocolate drizzle contrasts strikingly with the reddish brown color and smooth texture of each scone. They get my vote for Christmas morning.
Red velvet for breakfast is a wonderful idea, in my opinion. (Notice the scone section above!) In this case, the rich chocolaty taste of these gluten free flapjacks from the Gluten Free Recipe Box site only gets better by adding the whipping cream. No syrup is necessary!
Oh, a Cake!
Of course, you have to have a straight up red velvet cake recipe in this round up. Our favorite one nix the wheat is this one by Gluten Free Cooking School site. It’s fluffy and luscious. They recommend it for birthday cakes, but we figure most people are celebrating Christ’s, so why not make it and enjoy it?
Do you have a happy memory that involves red velvet cake? Do you have a favorite baked treat that boasts the brilliant hue? Please tell us about them or let us know if you tried any of the above recipes and loved them!
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM GLUTEN-FREE-BREAD.ORG!!!!