Red Velvet Cake by Duncan HinesĀ®

Red Velvet Cake by Duncan Hines®

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Recipe by  Duncan Hines® Canada

“Originally from Down South, and once the signature dessert at the Waldorf-Astoria in the 1920s, the Red Velvet Cake has become an American favorite. It's hip, fun, and easy to make. Red Velvet Cake is a hit at every party.”

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Original recipe yields 1 cake



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F for metal or glass pans, 325 degrees F for dark or coated pans. Grease sides and bottom of each pan with shortening. Flour lightly. (Use baking cups for cupcakes).
  2. Blend dry mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter in pans and bake immediately.
  3. Bake in a 13 x 9-inch pan for 35-38 minutes. Add 3-5 minutes to bake time for dark or coated pans. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
  5. Garnish, and enjoy!

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Tried Presidents choice, Betty Crocker and they could not stand up to this mix. Rarely ever use Cake mixes as I don't care for them, but this was surprisingly very good and had a great flavour. Best mix for both taste and deep red colour. Scratch is always best but for a mix this one is it! Keep a couple at the house for a quick dessert. Adults and children love them. Great job Duncan Hines. Cannot find in Canada. I go to the US to buy it. Come on Duncan Hines! Canadians love red velvet too!!



This was better than the RV cake I purchase at my local bakery. I added 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teas. baking powder, used butter instead of oil, milk instead of water, 4 eggs instead of 3. (the cake mixes are smaller than previous, hence the additions.) The cake was very moist and delicious. I made my own cream cheese frosting because the can frosting are too sweet.



Didn't taste at all like a red velvet cake. I didn't like it at all.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 406 cal
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs
  • 60.3 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 355 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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