The Original Red Velvet Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Cream butter and sugar, add cocoa and food coloring, mix thoroughly.
  • Add eggs.
  • Alternate adding the buttermilk with the cake flour.
  • Add salt and vanilla.
  • Put 1t soda into 1T white vinegar and fold this mixture into the batter.
  • Bake in two 9 inch pans @ 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool and split layers.
  • ICING.
  • Blend flour into milk in the mixer. Cook until very stiff, first over a medium heat, but you can increase the heat as it gets thicker. Cool this mixture until it is room temperature. Do not attempt to mix in the rest of the ingredients unless the first mixture is truly room temperature. Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat the two mixtures together (I add the flour/milk mixture a little at a time to the butter/sugar/vanilla mixture, until it is the consistency of whipped cream.
  • Ice each later and assemble a "torte" looking cake. Enjoy!