Homemade Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Homemade Red Velvet Cake Recipe

How To Make Homemade Red Velvet Cake

This rich and moist red velvet cake has a wonderful mix of sweet and acidic flavors, from the soft cake down to the creamy frosting!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 2tbspunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2ozred food coloring
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupshortening
  • cupswhite sugar
  • 2eggs
  • cupsall purpose flour,sifted
  • tspbaking soda
  • 1tspwhite vinegar
  • 1cupmilk
  • 5tbspall purpose flour
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • 1cupbutter
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  1. Grease two 9-inch round pans. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring. Set aside.

  2. Combine the buttermilk, salt, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and 1½ cups of sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the cocoa mixture. Beat in the buttermilk mixture alternately with the flour, mixing just until incorporated.

  4. Stir together the baking soda and vinegar, then gently fold into the cake batter. Pour the batter into prepared pans.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  6. Allow to cool completely before frosting. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. In a saucepan, combine the milk and 5 tablespoons of flour. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Set aside to cool completely.

  2. Cream together the butter, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until light and fluffy, then stir in the cooled milk and flour mixture, beating until the icing reaches spreading consistency.

  3. Frost the cake, slice, and serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 513.99kcal
  • Fat: 25.82g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.68g
  • Trans Fat: 1.75g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.28g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.64g
  • Fiber: 1.12g
  • Sugar: 43.81g
  • Protein: 5.58g
  • Cholesterol: 70.18mg
  • Sodium: 357.32mg
  • Calcium: 61.59mg
  • Potassium: 119.07mg
  • Iron: 1.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 153.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.20mg
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