Red Velvet Cake

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Michelle Berteig

My mom clipped this recipe out of either a newspaper or magazine. It is different than other red velvet cake recipes I have seen because it contains sour cream. I have tried several recipes for red velvet cake in the past, but this one is by far the best and is my new favorite. Enjoy!

Top Review by Kays Cupcakes

This is a FANTASTIC recipe! I recently made this recipe for Valentine's Day so I could have a fun treat for my family. This cake is SO moist and delicious; I will definitely be making it again.

Thanks for sharing, Michelle!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  5. Mix sour cream, milk, food coloring and vanilla.
  6. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed just until blended.
  7. Spoon batter into greased / floured 9 x 13 inch pan or into paper-lined muffin cups (for cupcakes), filling each cup 2/3 full.
  8. Bake cake for about 40 minutes, or cupcakes for 20-25 minutes, or until done.
  9. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely before frosting.
  10. To make frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar on medium speed until smooth.

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