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How to Make Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Enjoy the classic Red Velvet cake when you make one from scratch.  This frosting is a white fluffy frosting. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake Recipes, Red Velvet Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 518 kcal
Author CopyKat.com

Ingredients

Homemade Cake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • 1 ounce water
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Fluffy Frosting

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Cake


  1. Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and blend. Add food coloring, water and cocoa. Blend in buttermilk; add flour and salt gradually. Add vanilla and beat until mixed. Mix vinegar and soda and stir in last; do not beat. Pour
    into 2 9-inch pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in a 350-degree oven. Frost with Fluff Frosting.

Fluff Frosting

  1. Add milk mixture and vanilla; continue beating. When icing is very fluffy, frost cool cake.

Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 507mg 21%
Potassium 107mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 43g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 11.6%
Calcium 5.9%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.