Hershey's® Red Velvet Cake

Hershey's® Red Velvet Cake


"This is a red-tinted chocolate sheet cake with white frosting. It can also be baked in heart-shaped pans."


servings 456 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.7g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 406 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl; add eggs and vanilla, beating well. Stir together buttermilk and food color. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; add alternately to butter mixture with buttermilk mixture, mixing well. Stir in baking soda and vinegar. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost; garnish with chocolate chips, if desired. About 15 servings.
  4. Variation: For heart shapes: Using open-topped heart-shaped cookie cutter (at least 1-1/2 inches deep and 3-inches wide), cut cake into 12 hearts. Frost and decorate as directed.
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  1. 31 Ratings


This cake is well worth the cost of a few bottles of red food coloring! I used real butter, and followed the recipe to the letter, including the store-bought frosting, which I normally don't li...

When I saw the hershey recipe, I thought that I had found a great recipe, afterall it's by Hershey, right? Wrong! There are so many changes that I had to make that I won't be making this cake a...

This is the ABSOLUTE BEST RED VELVET CAKE recipe I have ever used. I made this for my mother-in-law's birthday and everyone loved it.