Red Velvet Cake Recipe
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RED VELVET CAKE – Super moist, flavorful and perfect cake with cream cheese frosting! This gorgeous red beauty is the perfect choice of cake for any occasion!
For cake:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring, more or less according to your color preference
For cream cheese frosting:
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease and flour two round 8-in. cake pans, set aside
To make the cake:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda, set aside
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer beat eggs and sugar until creamy, add oil, buttermilk, vanilla, vinegar and red food coloring and mix until blended
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined
  4. Pour batter evenly into prepare pans then drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
  6. Remove from the oven and allow for about 10 minutes remove from the pan and cool completely
To make cream cheese frosting:
  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth
  2. Slowly blend in the powdered sugar and vanilla the beat until smooth and well combined
  3. The longer you whip this frosting, the lighter and fluffier it will become
Assembly the cake:
  1. Using a serrated knife, carefully trim the raised top of each cake
  2. Set the cake trimmings aside (you will use them for decoration later)
  3. Transfer one cake layer to a plate or cake stand
  4. Spread a thick layer of cream cheese frosting on top then gently add second cake layer
  5. Frost the top and sides of the cake then crumble up the cake trimmings and sprinkle them on the top of the cake
  6. Slice and serve
Recipe by Yummiest Food Recipes at