Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

delicious and beautiful too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Combine flour, water, sugar, and oil.
  3. Beat at medium speed until smooth.
  4. Decrease speed to low and slowly add eggs.
  5. Then slightly increase speed back medium and add vanilla extract.
  6. Beat for 45 seconds or until batter is smooth.
  7. Fold in sour cream until it is well integrated into batter.
  8. Add food color and mix at high speed until batter is smooth.
  9. Pour batter into two 8" or 9" greased or slightly floured pans.
  10. Bake for at least 50 minutes.
  11. Then cool cake for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  12. Frost cake with Strawberry, Raspberry, or Vanilla or Cream Cheese Frosting with red food color.
  13. Decorate with roses for a beautiful effect.


Most Helpful

At 350F, the baking times should be as follows: Two 8 x 1-1/2-inch round baking pans -- 35 to 40 minutes Two 9 x 1-1/2-inch round baking pans -- 30 to 35 minutes Two 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pans -- 25 to 35 minutes Two 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pans -- 25 to 35 minutes One 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan -- 30 to 35 minutes One 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan -- 25 to 30 minutes Cupcakes (half full of batter) -- 18 to 23 minutes

mollypaul October 16, 2008

Huge problem with the oven temp. and cooking time! 50 minutes was way too long. I have never had a problem baking a cake with my oven before and this came out burnt! I should have watched it closer. I was so bummed cause it was a such beautiful pink my 4 year old daughter couldn't wait to eat it! The recipe itself was very easy. I may try it again and decrease the cooking time and temp.

kcram November 15, 2007

I made this on 10/21/08, for the "Think Pink " Breast Cancer Awareness cooking event. I did make a few changes to the recipe. They are as follows, instead of vanilla, almond extract was used, and only a teaspoon or so of the red food coloring .After reading the reviews regarding the baking time and temp. I cut the temp. down to 350 degrees and the time was reduced to 35 minutes.After cooling, I frosted this with a cream cheese frosting and decorated with coconut that was tinted pink.The cake was so moist and delicious. This will be made again. Thank you for posting, and "Keep Smiling :)"

Chef shapeweaver � October 22, 2008

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