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    Easy Red Velvet Cake

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

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    25 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This makes the perfect red velvet cake! A double recipe of Kittencal's Best Cream Cheese Frosting (Extra Creamy Option) works great with this cake --- not sure why some members had so much trouble with this cake, for myself it turned out light, moist and wonderful!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix (without pudding added)
    • 2 tablespoons sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
    • 3 eggs (or use the amount stated on cake mix)
    • 1 ounce red food coloring
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • cream cheese frosting

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Set oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Grease two 8-inch round cake pans.
    3. 3
      Place the dry cake mix in a large bowl and add in the amount of water suggested on the box, then add in cocoa powder, vinegar, eggs, food colouring and oil; mix all ingredients thoroughly using an electric mixer until well blended.
    4. 4
      Divide into prepared cake pans.
    5. 5
      Bake for for about 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done.
    6. 6
      Cool slightly then invert onto plates, frost as desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 03, 2007

      I had the same issue as vlynn. I followed the recipe to the tee and got a VERY dense and FLAT cake. It was very hard, too. The directions need to be more specific. The only thing I can think of that I did wrong was that the I should prepared the yellow cake mix the way I normally do and in addition, add the other eggs and vegetable oil mentioned in the recipe. This needs more clarification BIG time.

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    • on October 10, 2011

      55

      I used butter (as my cake box called for, bumping it to half a cup) instead of oil. I almost forgot the eggs...it wasn't until after I poored a VERY dense cake batter into the pan that I realized the eggs were still sitting by waiting to be added. Super light, fluffy and will pass for red velvet - it does't have quite the extra bite of a traditional, but the prep and clean up was WAY easier on a weekday time budget.

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    • on February 15, 2011

      55

      Whipped a batch of these up yesterday for Valentine's Day cupcakes. They were moist & delicious! Topped with buttercream instead of cream cheese frosting. I will be using this recipe again & again! Thank you for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Red Velvet Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (56 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 284.3
     
    Calories from Fat 138
    48%
    Total Fat 15.3 g
    23%
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    11%
    Cholesterol 47.3 mg
    15%
    Sodium 297.8 mg
    12%
    Total Carbohydrate 33.8 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    3%
    Sugars 18.5 g
    74%
    Protein 3.6 g
    7%

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