Mom's Easy Red Velvet Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Donna Luckadoo

Using a cake mix and a few more ingredients makes this recipe easy and delicious.

Top Review by secnarf143

After reading the reviews, I made this cake for my daughter's 5th bday party. I doubled the recipe. I was a lil nervous, but it came out awesome. Everyone loved it. The only thing I did differently was that I added 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and I made my own cream cheese frosting. Moist and delicious! When you warm it in the micro, the chips and cream cheese melt. YUMMY!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box chocolate cake mix or 1 (18 ounce) box white cake mix or 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant chocolate fudge pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 13 cup oil
  • 4 extra large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (1 ounce) bottle red food coloring
  • Icing

  • 1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting
  • 14 cup crushed pecans or 14 cup walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients and pour the batter into 2 8 or 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. Time and bake cakes according to the cake mix directions.
  4. Let cakes cool and icing layers with the cream cheese frosting then sprinkle the top with the crushed pecans or the walnuts.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Note: If you use a yellow or white cake mix the red color of the cake is more intense, but I use chocolate for the flavor.

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