Red Velvet Cake is a classic layer cake known for its vibrant red color and rich flavor. Traditionally, it is made with non-Dutched cocoa powder, buttermilk, butter, vinegar, and flour. The cake is typically layered with ermine icing, creating a creamy and tangy frosting. The striking red hue of the cake comes from the natural anthocyanins present in the cocoa. It is a beloved dessert that combines visual appeal with a delicious taste.