Red Velvet Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by JustaQT

Rich and delicious!

Top Review by CookingTimeForMe

I like this cake! Of course, as usual, I screwed up. I started making it, and realised I had no eggs, so I had to sub them with bananas. Either was, the cake came out tasty! Be warned, though, that you need a really big bottle of food colouring to get a full 8 tbsp. I only used 1 1/2, and got a really pretty pink colour, so I'm happy! I'll make this again, thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayo, softened butter, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, water, and oil and beat manually or using an electric mixer, beat at medium speed.
  5. Slowly add eggs and continue beating at medium speed until batter is smooth.
  6. Fold in sour cream mixture; finally add food color and beat batter once more until smooth.
  7. Lightly grease and flour two 8" or 9" baking pans.
  8. Pour batter in both pans and bake for at least 45-60 minutes.
  9. Cool at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Frost layers with sour cream or vanilla frosting.
  11. After frosting each layer, coat with mixed nuts.

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