Yesterday and today, I ate cake. Cupcakes, to be precise. I haven't had cake for several months. I am not exactly sure when the last time was, but it certainly was before January 1 of this year. For my graduation party, my wonderful sister procured cupcakes from a DC bakery, Red Velvet Cupcakery. They have two locations (one at Dupont Circle and the other in Penn Quarter) and a website. Their Black Velvet cupcake is both vegan and gluten-free and, yes, I had more than one. Yum! 

Black Velvet description from the Red Velvet website: 
This light, moist chocolate cake utilizes the best Valrhona cocoa powder to make a vegan, gluten-free cupcake truly like no other. It’s complemented by a chocolate “buttercream” and garnished with rainbow sugar crystals.
Cake Ingredients: Rice flour, tapioca starch, Valrhona cocoa powder, organic sugar, soymilk, vegetable margarine, Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, kosher salt and canola oil.Topping Ingredients: Vegetable margarine, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, soymilk and Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract.

Red Velvet Cupcakery
2029 P St. N.W.

675 E St. N.W.
Washington , D.C.


05/17/2010 12:28

Sounds WONDERFUL. I hope you saved me one. I'll be looking for it in July.


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