Perfect Red Velvet Cake

Perfect Red Velvet Cake

Red velvet cake is the showstopper of the cake world. With its rich red pigmentation and signature moist texture, this homemade red velvet cake recipe is an ultimate classic. When you bake this surprisingly easy red velvet cake for your guests, they'll be instantly impressed that it was made entirely from scratch. This festive eye-catching treat is perfect for any occasion, whether it's for a birthday or Christmas. Top off this homemade recipe with a tangy cream cheese frosting for an unforgettable creamy buttercream finish
  • Prep25 min
  • Total Time1 hr 30 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount10 - 12 servings


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  1. Cake Instructions. Preheat oven to 350º. Prepare 2 8-in. round pans with vegetable pan spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, icing color, vinegar, and vanilla extract; blend well. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk and beat just until blended. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling grid 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely before decorating.
  5. Frosting Instructions. While the cake is baking, beat butter and cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer until light and fluffy.
  6. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and milk. Beat on high until smooth for about 30 seconds to a minute.
  7. If the frosting seems too thin, add 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time until the desired thickness is reached. If the frosting seems too thick, add 1 additional teaspoon of milk at a time until frosting reaches the desired consistency.


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