Red Velvet Cake

READY IN: 52mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Always make this for Valentine's Day. DH loves it and the kids think it is cool.

Top Review by rndotbunny

I was dissappointed. Was hoping for a moist cake but it was dry and dense. The best part of this cake is the cream cheese frosting..delicious. Next time I think I will try a white cake mix and add the buttermilk and food coloring to get a moist cake and use the frosting recipe here.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, vinegar, and vanilla, beating well.
  2. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
  3. Add food coloring, beating until combined.
  4. Combine flour, and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  5. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition.
  6. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch cakepans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pans on wire racks for 5 minutes; remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
  9. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  10. Cream Cheese Frosting: beat cream cheese and butter until creamy; gradually add sugar and vanilla, beating well.
  11. Stir in pecans if desired.

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