When they sliced up the red velvet cake, it was definitely less red than I had expected. Then I thought, what is red velvet cake anyway?
Red velvet is a chocolate-based cake (though much less chocolate-y than chocolate cake) which typically uses buttermilk and is topped with cream cheese frosting. So the red is most usually just colouring – the lack of red in this version was probably a good thing then!
Cedele’s red velvet cake is extremely moist, soft and spongy in texture. I’d say the taste is a little lighter than usual and definitely tastes very “homemade”. The cream cheese frosting was a bit tough and compact – I would’ve liked a softer and creamier topping. That said, along with their amazing lemon tart (featured in 5 best lemon tarts in Hong Kong), their red velvet cake is definitely worth a try.
Cedele is located in Elements (West Kowloon), Infinitus plaza (Sheung Wan) and Tai Kok Tsui.