Although it39s generally considered a Southern invention NYC39s WaldorfAstoria Hotel has served red velvet cake since the 1930s

Although it's generally considered a Southern invention, NYC's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel has served red velvet cake since the 1930s.

Restaurants could see more demand for red velvet cake

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Now that food manufacturers are relying on red velvet cake to inject new life into their product lines, can restaurants be far behind? Red velvet Oreos hit grocery store shelves recently, a move that should help make the traditional cake version’s signature look and flavor—and its companion signature cream cheese frosting—top of mind for many consumers. Can there be a better time for restaurants to add this popular, easily made item to their dessert menus?

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