Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is the most wonderful recipe for Red Velvet Cake (I use pecans not walnuts). Got this from a friend in Georgia a while back and have made it lots of times. It's my husband's favorite cake, and whenever I bring it to a potluck everybody loves it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake layers: Sift dry ingredients together.
  2. Add remaining ingredients in order listed; mix thoroughly.
  3. Grease and flour 2 layer cake pans.
  4. Spread batter in pans.
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until done.
  6. Remove from pans.
  7. Cool.
  8. Filling& Frosting: Let margarine and cream cheese soften to room temperature.
  9. Cream well.
  10. Add sugar, beat well until creamy.
  11. Add vanilla and nuts.
  12. Spread some of the frosting on top of first cake layer.
  13. Top with second cake layer.
  14. Spread remaining frosting on cake.
  15. Store cake in a cool place.


Most Helpful

Made this for a party. The icing was great but I thought the cake tasted bland - I could taste the veg oil. Everyone at the party said it was okay.

Barbara2 August 21, 2003

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