Red Velvet Cake Tips and Recipes

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It is hard to resist this beautiful brilliant red, chocolate flavored cake. You can easily make this elegant cake at home. This page contains red velvet cake mix recipes.


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  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 bottle (1 oz) red food color
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups white vanilla baking chips
  • 2 1/4 cups Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy vanilla frosting (from two 1-lb containers)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottoms only of two 8-inch round cake pans. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pans.

Bake and cool as directed on box for 8-inch rounds. Slice each cake layer in half horizontally to make a total of 4 layers.

In medium microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered on Medium (50%) 4 to 5 minutes, stirring halfway through microwave time. Stir until smooth; cool 5 minutes. Stir in frosting until well blended. Place 1 cake layer, cut side up, on serving plate; spread with 1 cup of the frosting. Repeat with second and third cake layers. Top with remaining cake layer, cut side down; frost with remaining frosting.


Serves 12


By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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November 21, 2004


  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup butter milk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 oz. red food coloring

Cream sugar, butter and eggs. Make paste of cocoa and food coloring, mix salt and milk alternately with flour. Mix soda with vinegar, fold in by hand, add vanilla.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes in two layers or in a 9x13 inch pan, greased and floured.


  • 5 Tbsp. cake flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Cook flour and milk in double boiler, until thick. Cool to very cold. Cream butter and sugar until creamy. Add milk mixture. Stir until right texture to spread, add vanilla. Spread on cake.


By Robin

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Your guests will go nuts over this cake!

Total Time: around a hour


  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 bottle (1 oz.) red food coloring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • Frosting
  • 7 cream cheese
  • 1 oz vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 tsp confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the cake flour, cocoa, baking soda, powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Beat the granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl with a mixer at medium speed for 4 minutes or until well blended.
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  5. Beat in the egg whites for 5 minutes or until fluffy.
  6. Combine the buttermilk, food coloring, and vanilla in a small bowl with a whisk.
  7. Add the flour mixture to the creamed sugar and butter, alternating with the buttermilk mixture until all is mixed together. Don't over mix.
  8. Pour batter into prepared cake pans. Tap each pan once on counter to remove air bubbles.
  9. Bake for 28 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
  11. To prepare frosting: Mix the cream cheese and vanilla in a bowl. Beat on high speed for 3-4 minutes or until fluffy. Add powdered sugar, beat at low speed just until blended.
  12. To assemble cake: Place 1 cake layer on a plate. Spread with jam. Top with second cake layer. Spread frosting over top and sides of cake. Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator.
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I am in need of an easy red velvet cake recipe as quickly as possible. Thank you!

Linda from Milford, PA


December 8, 20080 found this helpful
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Duncan Hines makes a red velvet cake mix and an icing. It's quick, easy, and very good!

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December 9, 20080 found this helpful
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Someone told me that red velvet cakes were hard; but after I found this recipe, I make it frequently. It has a good flavor and looks pretty when cut. Enjoy.



1 pkg fudge marble cake mix
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 &frac; cups buttermilk
1 bottle red rood coloring
1 tsp vanilla extract

5 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract

In a mixing bowl, combine contents of cake mix and baking soda. Add eggs, buttermilk, food coloring and vanilla; blend on low until moistened. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack to cool completely. For frosting: whisk flour and milk in a saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cover and refrigerate. In mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugar. Add chilled milk mixture; beat for 10 minutes or until fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Frost between layers and top and sides of cake.

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By buckeyemom4life (Guest Post)
December 12, 20080 found this helpful
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Use a box of German chocolate cake mix with pudding in the mix; make the cake according to directions on the box but add 4 tablespoons of red food coloring. Frost with a can of cream cheese frosting! Enjoy. I've been making my red velvet like that for years (forgot where I got the idea from).

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December 24, 2011

Do you have a recipe for making red velvet cake from white cake mix?

By Dara


December 28, 20110 found this helpful
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1 white non pudding cake mix
1 3.5 oz package non instant chocolate pudding mix
approximately 1/2 cup buttermilk
red food coloring as desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix as per package directions, substituting buttermilk for half of the water called for. I use sour milk when I don't have buttermilk. Stir in the dry pudding mix, and the red food coloring.( I use about 2 Tbsp.) When the batter is as red as you want it, pour into pan(s) and bake according to the package directions.

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Does anyone have a recipe for red velvet pound cake? I would appreciate this recipe so much. Thanks.

By Joyce Lambert from Nokomis, AL


November 2, 20100 found this helpful
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I've never heard of a red velvet pound cake. Make a recipe for your favorite red velvet cake and pop it into a bundt pan!

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December 21, 2004

There is a new red velvet cake mix on sale now that tastes exactly like a "scratch" cake, if you add the vinegar and cocoa from the original recipe to the cake mix. My son never noticed a difference.

By Sandra G.

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June 12, 2020

This yummy ganache iced red velvet cake is baked right in the heart shaped tin. The instructions, ingredients, and photos follow.

baked & frosted Heart Shaped Tin Cake

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