Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe could be used for cupcakes or a regular cake.
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup fine-quality cocoa powder
- 1 1⁄2 cups white sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄4 cup red food coloring, plus
- 1 -2 tablespoon red food coloring, extra if you want the cake extra red
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- Heat oven to 350°F°.
- Butter and flour two 9-by-2-inch round cake pans or line a cupcake tray with paper liners. In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, salt and cocoa powder. Set aside.
- In another bowl, mix together the sugar and oil until well combined. Add in the 2 eggs and beat well. Next, stir in the food colouring and the vanilla. Add in half of the flour/cocoa mixture, alternating with the yogurt, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
- In a small bowl, mix baking soda and vinegar until combined. Add to batter, and beat for 10 seconds. Divide batter between the prepared pans (if using) or pour batter 3/4 full into the cupcake liners.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan, then place on wire racks to cool completely. Frost or cover in whipped cream as desired.
I just made this today for my boyfriend and his parents. It was absolutely the moistest cake I have ever had! I did substitute 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce instead of 1 cup of the oil, but i still kept the other 1/2 cup of oil. Although it tasted delicious, the family informed me that they could taste the apple just a little, so next time I will use 1/2 cup applesauce and 1 cup oil. I also will use 1/3 c cocoa powder next time to give it a little more chocolate flavor. But, all in all, this was amazing. Thanks for posting the recipe! Made for Chef I Am's Cake-a-thon! (In memory of Tina.)
I made the cake and it was delicious. i was a little suspect about the icing so i used betty crocker's vanilla icing. it came out fantastic. when my husband comes home from work i'll make this recipe again with the icing posted. also the yogurt was GENIUS!!!!!Thanx for posting this recipe, thus far this is the best red velvet i've had