Red Velvet Fudge Pie



During World War II some vital baking supplies (sugar and butter) were rationed. It was during this time that bakers discovered that adding beets or beet juice to their cakes acted as a filler and kept the cakes moist. In addition, the red from the beets made the cakes more appealing to eat . Today there are many red velvet recipes that are authentic to its ancestors and actually call for beets

There are many theories about the origin of our colorful “Red Velvet Cake.” Although, there are no clear answers it is safe to say that it came on the scene in the US. between the 1920s and the 1950s.
Here are some of the most popular theories.
1. The Adams Extract Co. say they created the “original” Red Velvet cake in the 1920s.
2. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City also claims it is the birthplace of the Red            Velvet cake in the 1950s when it was popular dessert on their menu.
3. Yet another group of bakers argue that the Red Velvet cake started in the south.



  • 1 box red velvet cake mix                                                            Preheat  350°
  • 3 eggs                                                                                               Bake  30-35 mins.
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup butter
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1  14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 single pie crust


  1. Prepare cake mix according to instructions on back
  2. Mix well and pour into 2 single pie crust
  3. In medium saucepan, combine butter, 10 ounces of chocolate chips (use the rest for garnish) and sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Stir (medium heat) until smooth and pour over pies.
  5. Garnish with extra chocolate chips!

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About Tammy

Blogging was not around the first 30 years of my life. Back in the old days, blogging review about something. Usually the person writing this review was a professional in their field. Since than blogging has changed how we share and learn information. Today bloggers are not necessarily professionals. They are usually ordinary people which want to share what they were impressed by or that have changed their lives. With trepidation I consulted my friends about being a blogger. Their first question was invariably, why? At first, I could not articulate why. Finally, I realize it was three events that happened to me within a month that led me to create this project. Please indulge me, and follow my train of thought as I attempt to connect the dots.create your own world. We've created a set of roleplaying First, over the summer I participated in a role play site. Within this site, there are hundreds of plots you can write for. Once you choose a plot you create a character profile. Then with other writers you collaborate on a storyline that supports the plot. I love this process. Not only did my writing improve, but fills a void I have when I’m not writing. Unfortunately, the story lines never last long enough and I’m left wanting more to write. Secondly, my husband believes we live on this vast farm. Through the years he has cultivate an enormous dwarf orchard which provides not only enough produce for us but also for ALL our neighbors, friends and family. The reality is we live on a normal size lot in the middle of a city. Nevertheless, we pick buckets and buckets of pears, cherries, apples, kiwis, plums and figs. Sadly, when I make pies from our abundance the only people around to eat it….is us. We honestly do not need the extra calories so I considered not baking any more pies. Than this project developed where I could share my pies. Thirdly, for the 3rd or 4th time I’ve watched the movie “Julie and Julia”. I have always marvel at how Julie makes herself this challenge of cooking every recipe (524 to be exact) from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking." cook book all in one year. No matter her obstacles she preservers. For years I have secretly admired Julie. I’ve often wish I had the courage to do what she did. So because I don’t have enough to do in my life. Why not start a blog about something? After bouncing what seem like a million ideas I came up with this crazy project. A blog about pies. Tammy’s Pie Lab Sigh…… so my blog is about pies, pies and more pies. Here are my plans. I have picked the most unusually dessert pies I can find. As you can see this is not just a blog but also an experiment. I am going to cook one pie every week for a year. I have eight pie tasters that will critique each pie. To prevent any preconceived notions of how the pie should taste. I will withhold the pie’s name until after it is critique. Then I will post the history, the recipe, and the critiques of the pie. In addition, there will be some experiments, countless websites to explore and everything you wanted to know about pies and more.
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