Red Velvet cupcakes with vinegar WHY?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by caejam, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. caejam

    caejam

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    So I have come across a lot of cupcake recipes that I needed that used oil instead of butter. Thanks forum. Here's the question I notice a lot of red velvet cupcakes use vinegar a very small amount usually like a teaspoon or so. I was wondering WHY? What does it do for the cupcake? Vinegar is definitely not an ingredient I would think you would add to something sweet but I guess I am wrong. If omitted what's the difference. I use the recipe that don't call for vinegar. Any way just wondering. 
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Leavening mostly. To react with the baking soda and cocao powder.  But it also helps set food coloring.