Red Velvet Cake

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Red Velvet Cake


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :30 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 0 Min


Serves : 5
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cocoa powder

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon cup plain hot coffee, prepared (don't skip this ingredient)

  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 325 F
  • Generously grease and flour (2) 9-inch round cake pans. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar and vegetable oil.
  • Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring until combined.
  • Stir in the coffee and white vinegar.
  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients a little at a time, mixing after each addition, just until combined. (Batter will be thin)
  • Pour the batter evenly into each pan.
  • Bake in the middle rack for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it. Do not over bake as the cake will continue to cook as it cools.
  • Let pans cool on a cooling rack until the pans are warm to the touch.
  • Slide a knife or offset spatula around the inside of the pans to loosen the cake from the pan.
  • Gently remove the cakes from the pan and let them finish cooling. (The warm cake will be very delicate
  • Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting when the cakes have cooled completely and enjoy