I’ve been working on Red Velvet Cake and attempting to find out if, and where, the red color originally came from. In my research I also found that Devil’s Food Cake was named because of the red color that came from the cocoa powder.
So, I set out to find this red cocoa. I found out that the cocoa powder turns red as a part of the alkalizing process. Alkalizing also reduces the bitterness of the chocolate.
In this photo the cake on the right is made with a Garnet cocoa powder.