Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Red Velvet Cake Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Cake Flour
  • 4 Teaspoons Baking Cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups White Sugar
  • 2 Stick Salted Butter softened
  • 2 Eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Bottle Red Food Coloring

Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz Package Cream Cheese Softened & cubed
  • 1 Box Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Stick Salted Butter


Cake Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 2 – 9″ cake pans or put paper cups in your favorite cupcake pan.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly to make sure everything is evenly blended.
  4. Using a stand mixer, beat the sugar and butter. Once it is thoroughly mixed together, add the two eggs.
  5. Add the buttermilk to the egg mixture, and then start slowly pouring in the flour mixture, about 1/2 a cup at a time. This will help it blend without making a mess. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Add the vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring to the mixture. Feel free to adjust the food coloring in this Red Velvet Cake Recipe if you wish for the cake to be more or less red.
  7. Pour into a greased cake pan (1/2 full) or into your cupcake cups. If you are using cupcake cups, only fill to about 3/4 full.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out of the cake clean.

Cream Cheese Icing Instructions

  1. Cream the butter, cream cheese, & sugar in a stand mixer.
  2. Slowly pour in the powdered sugar and add the vanilla extract. The mixture should be thick.If you used the Red Velvet Cake Recipe above, make sure to let the cake completely cool before icing!