Red Velvet Cake

"Always make this for Valentine's Day. DH loves it and the kids think it is cool."
 
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Ready In:
52mins
Ingredients:
16
Serves:
12
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ingredients

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directions

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

Questions & Replies

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  1. ymd149
    Hi Can I substitute the white wine vinegar with lemon juice?
     
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Reviews

  1. Carolina8
    I made this cake and baked it 10 minutes less which may have been why mine was moist and very tasty.. I have a recipe that uses vegetable oil instead of butter which I like better. My husband does not like cream cheese so I used my butter cream frosting recipe which is perfect because it is not to sweet. Due to the fact that ovens vary, I always start checking anything a little early..
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. cbeachlover
    I didn't make the cake, but used the cream cheese frosting recipe. It was way too sweet for me.
     
  4. skiska1987
    Excellent cake. It was quite dense, but the entire family loved it for Christmas supper. This was my first attempt ever at making Red Velvet, and I believe it was a success. Super easy recipe that is straight forward. I also used whole milk rather than buttermilk, so I could use it with supper :)
     
  5. mmm29
    This cake was wonderful! I only have 8 inch pans so I had to cook it a little longer. It was a big hit with my DH, sister and daughter. I am a chocolate cake freak and I loved it! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
     
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Tweaks

  1. Carolina8
    I made this cake and baked it 10 minutes less which may have been why mine was moist and very tasty.. I have a recipe that uses vegetable oil instead of butter which I like better. My husband does not like cream cheese so I used my butter cream frosting recipe which is perfect because it is not to sweet. Due to the fact that ovens vary, I always start checking anything a little early..
     

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