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I love this cake for it not only looks stunning but also has a unique flavor. In recent times, this cake has gained so much popularity. Tradition has it that a chef at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel invented red velvet cake in the 1950s. But it is also rumored to be a southern, Civil War-era invention. The only downside is that most recipes require a tablespoon or more of red food coloring. That’s a lot, right! Not quite comfortable with so much artificial colour in it, I tried to tweek the classic recipe looking to a healthier source for that signature red: beets. Remember I mentioned beetroots are on our routine diet these days. I was a little nervous when I first tried using beetroot juice wondering whether it would affect the taste or give it the right tint. But I was absolutely thrilled with the gorgeous red and vibrant it almost seems unnatural!, The cake itself turned out moist. I hope you do give this a try.