Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Recipes.net Team May 1, 2020
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Originally served at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, this cake has rapidly become a family favorite.

How To Make Red Velvet Cake

An incredible dessert that anyone could enjoy! A simple red velvet cake recipe, but certainly nothing beats the classic. A wonderfully rich and moist cake with decadent cream cheese frosting that you couldn’t get enough of.

  • 2 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • 1 ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp white vinegar (distilled )
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 oz red food coloring
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pecans (chopped )
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour three 8-inch round pans.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil, and eggs.
  4. Add food coloring and vinegar to buttermilk.
  5. Add baking soda to flour.
  6. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the sugar mixture.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Stir 1 teaspoon vanilla into batter.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  10. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until done.
  11. Remove from oven, and cool on wire racks.
  12. Mix together cream cheese, butter or margarine, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  13. Stir in nuts. Frost cooled cake with vanilla or cream cheese frosting of your choice.

How To Make Red Velvet Cake

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An incredible dessert that anyone could enjoy! A simple red velvet cake recipe, but certainly nothing beats the classic. A wonderfully rich and moist cake with decadent cream cheese frosting that you couldn't get enough of.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 55 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups self-rising flour
  • 1 ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp white vinegar, distilled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 oz red food coloring
  • 8 oz cream cheese , softened
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease and flour three 8-inch round pans.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil, and eggs.
  4. Add food coloring and vinegar to buttermilk.
  5. Add baking soda to flour.
  6. Add flour mixture and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the sugar mixture.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Stir 1 teaspoon vanilla into batter.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  10. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until done.

  11. Remove from oven, and cool on wire racks.
  12. Mix together cream cheese, butter or margarine, confectioners' sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  13. Stir in nuts. Frost cooled cake with vanilla or cream cheese frosting of your choice.
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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 83mg
  • Calories: 1034kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 130g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Fat: 56g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 165mg
  • Protein: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 31g
  • Sodium: 432mg
  • Sugar: 99g
  • Vitamin A: 997IU
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