Red Velvet Cake

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16Ingredients
55Minutes

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups Swans Down Cake Flour (sifted)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 cups confectioners sugar
  • white chocolate curls (Garnish:)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) cake pans. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Beat in oil, buttermilk, and eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in food coloring, vanilla, and vinegar. Pour 3⁄4 cup of cake batter into each cake pan, turning to distribute batter evenly.
    2. Bake 20 minutes. Let cool in pans 5 minutes; remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
    3. Cream Cheese Frosting: In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
    4. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting evenly between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with white chocolate curls, if desired.
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    Reviews(31)

    Jenanee J. 2 months ago
    made my own version by omitting the colouring and adding 1 Tbsp of cocoa into the cheese frosting ,, YUM!!
    Erica Levette 4 months ago
    This is a great recipe! The cake was delicious. My family loved it!
    Keith A. 7 months ago
    it is very good. made it for my b day so i increased ingredients by 50%, and had to bake for 30 minutes. great taste, great texture. used all purpose flour..
    Samtron3000 8 months ago
    Picked out this recipe per request from my step daughters to make a cake together. This was their first time ever baking something from scratch. We used normal flour instead of cake flour and added some chocolate chips to the batter because who doesn’t love some extra chocolate. It did come out a little dense and dry, but I attribute that to our all purpose flour. They couldn’t tell the difference and we had a great time in the kitchen together. The recipe was not too hard to follow for them and we plan on making this again with just a couple more tweaks
    Tiff 8 months ago
    Turned out great, easy to make!
    Christina 8 months ago
    I made it for my husband on Valentine’s Day - he loved it! And he doesn’t like cream cheese, but I made the recipe just as listed and he didn’t say a word about the frosting!
    Virginia K. 8 months ago
    used for cake pops. perfect with lemon buttercream
    Abbott 9 months ago
    It was delicious! I only have two round land and cooked the two for about 24 mins instead of 20. Then, I only put 4 cups of confectioners sugar, which turned out perfect, in the frosting instead of 7.
    De Leon 9 months ago
    Turned out great!!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
    Carolin a year ago
    Was so light and fluffy it was actually kind of crumbly, though somehow not dry. Icing recipe was abundant, and I ended up piling about 1 inch of cream cheese frosting on the top. That’s my son’s favorite, so that was good for him, though I prefer the cake part.
    Nix a year ago
    it turn out great!! 10/10 would recomend!!
    Jadovitz a year ago
    very good cake. I was slightly flustered about the way ingredients were listed but the cake is easy to make.
    Sasha Jaworski a year ago
    I made it into cupcakes! It was delicious!!
    Lynn Hartzfeld a year ago
    I never made a cake from scratch till this recipe. My son requested this for his birthday. Its easy and wow was it amazing!!!!!!!
    Yasmine G. a year ago
    moist and delicious.. will definitely be making it again
    great taste. moist batter.
    Jacqueline B. 2 years ago
    Awesome Awesome Awesome, most of the times when asked to use a mixer and you don't have one, when mixed by hand it does not come out good, I use a whisk and it came out great fluffy raise beautifully, thanks will surely try more of your recipes.
    Dalilah 2 years ago
    Love it simple recipe
    Mallory M. 2 years ago
    It was seriously under baked no matter how long I left it in the oven, it wouldn’t bake through
    DeBe 2 years ago
    This is a tender, moist cake. A great, easy recipe.
    Maria Adkins 2 years ago
    Made it for my husband’s birthday, and we both loved it.
    Quanda 2 years ago
    Absolutely amazing!!! The cake was gone within 15 minutes after the first slice. This was very easy to follow.
    Kay W. 2 years ago
    great recipe!! Thanks
    April B. 2 years ago
    This did not rise the way I had hoped. My oven was preheated and calibrated, but it just fell. It was really disappointing.
    Martinezcuello 2 years ago
    This cake is amazing so moist and delicious. Defiantly recommend giving this recipe a try. I used regular flour instead of cake flour and it still tasted amazing.
    Jaclyn 3 years ago
    According to my sister this cake tastes like a piece of heaven and my husband said it was the best red velvet cake he has ever had. Let me start by saying that I found this recipe on Pinterest and it seemed like the easiest one from the ones they had. I was very nervous because I had never baked a cake from scratch. For it being my first cake it turned out great. The only complaint my husband had was that he wishes I would have put more frosting between the layers. I am definitely making this again.
    Candace Thompson 3 years ago
    This cake was very moist and tasted amazing! Everyone loved it. I will definitely make it again. I made it exactly as is and I used the gel food coloring.
    Melisa R. 3 years ago
    This cake it's so good!!! My father in law favorite cake its red velvet and I made it for his birthday it was a home run!
    Cote 3 years ago
    You make my day! Absolutely good cake! I will do it again, my husband request it every week! Lol great cake
    Dustin Gladwell 3 years ago
    Pretty good... Want to perfect it and make it again. Not quite dense enough, and slightly crumbly. Want to tighten up the frosting a bit, too.

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