Red velvet cake recipe

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

How to make red velvet cake?

This rich and moist chocolate cake is dyed red. You will not forget the cream cheese frosting topping anytime soon.

My thoughts:

Serve this beautiful cake at your pretty in the pink baby shower. It’s not exactly pink, but we don’t think the guests will mind!

Red Velvet Cake

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 12 servings

Red velvet cake recipe


  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. Line bottoms of pans with parchment paper.
  4. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Beat softened butter for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add sugar and continue beating for 2 minutes.
  8. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after you add each of them.
  9. Add vanilla.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk and red food coloring together.
  11. With an electric mixer, gradually add the food coloring mixture and flour mixture to the butter mixture.
  12. In a small bowl, combine vinegar and baking soda.
  13. Immediately add this mixture to the cake batter.
  14. Pour batter evenly into the two cake pans.
  15. Bake for 30-35 minutes, depending on your oven.
  16. When cakes have cooled, place covered in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  17. Proceed with frosting.