Slices of pink velvet cake
The Precise Difference Between Red And Pink Velvet Cake
Essentially a Barbiecore version of red velvet cake, a pink velvet cake uses the same ingredients but leaves out the cocoa powder for a lighter, fluffier dessert.
Pink velvet cake features a vanilla buttermilk base dyed pink for a cheerful look. It’s topped with a cream cheese frosting, which adds an acidic counterpoint to the sugary cake.
Typically, red velvet cake requires a lot of red dye to obtain its color and overpower the warm chocolate brown shade the cake would have from the cocoa powder if left au naturel.
Pink velvet cakes contain no cocoa powder, so they feature a milder flavor that leans more heavily on vanilla, thus requiring far less food dye than red velvet ones do.