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Red Velvet Cake

Delight in the simplicity of our Easy Red Velvet Cake—a quick and delicious way to satisfy your sweet cravings. With its signature scarlet hue and a hint of cocoa, this cake is a perfect blend of elegance and ease. Top it off with a classic cream cheese frosting for a treat that's both simple and irresistible.
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Our Simple Red Velvet Cake brings together the essence of cocoa and the moist tenderness of buttermilk in a hassle-free recipe. This easy-to-make cake is perfect for both beginners and seasoned bakers, providing a delightful red velvet experience without the fuss.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white vinegar
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 30 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.


In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.


In a separate bowl, combine oil, buttermilk, eggs, red food coloring, vanilla extract, and vinegar.


Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.


Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


For the cream cheese frosting, In a bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth.


Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well after each addition.


Add vanilla extract and beat until the frosting is smooth and creamy.


Once the cakes are completely cooled, spread a layer of cream cheese frosting on top of one cake layer. Place the second layer on top and frost the top and sides of the entire cake with the remaining frosting.

Tips for this recipe

For a quick and easy decorative touch, use a spatula or the back of a spoon to create swirls or patterns on the frosting. Enjoy your Simple Red Velvet Cake!

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