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Red Velvet Cake recipe

A classic, this bright red chocolate cakeis frosted with either a white cream cheese frosting or fluffymeringue-like white mountain frosting.

Recipe: Red Velvet Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
2 tablespoons (1-ounce) red food color
1 tablespoon white vinegarFrost with CreamCheese Frosting (optional)Frost with WhiteMountain Frosting (optional)

  • Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Greaseand flour 13 x 9-inch baking pan**
  • In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa andsalt; set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl; addeggs and vanilla, beating well.
  • Stir together buttermilk and food color.
  • Add flour mixture alternately to buttermixture with buttermilk mixture, mixing well. Stir in bakingsoda and vinegar. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in panon wire rack.
  • Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting or WhiteMountain Frosting, or as desired.

    Makes 15 servings.

    *Or place 1 tablespoon white vinegar ina measuring cup and add milk to equal 1 cup. Allow to set for2 to 3 minutes before using.

    **Cake can also be baked in two greasedand floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350°F (175°C)for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centercomes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.Frost as desired.

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