Savannah's Perfectly Ravishing Red Velvet Cake14 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 25 min
- Ready In: 1 hr 40 min
“The richest, reddest...most coveted cake in my area...So easy to make...gorgeous to serve!” - by Savannah
Original recipe yields 1 9-inch layer cake
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans.
- Pour red food coloring into a small bowl, and mix with cocoa powder to make a paste. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup of butter, sugar, and eggs with an electric mixer until smooth and thoroughly combined; mix in the red color mixture, salt and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Gradually mix in the buttermilk, alternating with flour, until the batter is smooth. Mix the baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl, and stir into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cake comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing cakes to finish cooling on racks.
- In a bowl, mash cream cheese with 1/2 cup softened butter and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until smooth and creamy; stir in the confectioners' sugar, about half a cup at a time, until the frosting is thick and spreadable. Frost fully-cooled layers.
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 639 cal
- 23.4 g
- 103.6 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (14)Rate This Recipe
"This was such a huge hit! I made it for my anniversary dinner and everyone raved!! I followed the recipe exactly and found it very easy to follow. Will definitely make again!..." See more"
"This was a great recipe! Super easy and yummy :) I followed the directions exactly except for one thing. We didn't have the regular food coloring drops, I use the thick super concentrated paste. So I ..." See moremixed the paste, cocoa, and vinegar together to make the colored cocoa paste. Then added it to the cake. Turned out great!"
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