Snackshot of the Day: Red Velvet Cake

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Red velvet cake is a classic, beautifully colored dessert no one can resist.

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking.

Today's Snackshot is of red velvet cake. Red velvet cakes tend to vary quite a bit; most use red food coloring to get the classic hue, while some chefs will use beet juice for a healthier version. Also, traditional versions are made with cream cheese frostings, but some chefs choose to use regular buttercream frosting. Whichever version you prefer, this dessert is irrestitable to almost anyone because of its devilish color and soft sweetness.

Read more about The Daily Meal's Snackshot feature. To submit a photo, email jbruce[at]thedailymeal.com, subject: "Snackshots."

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