Easy Red Velvet Cake

Easy Red Velvet Cake

Andrea 0

"Simple, simple, simple! The easiest recipe for a red velvet cake I have ever found. My husband LOVES this."

Ingredients 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 155 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 242 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Prepare cake according to package directions, substituting half of the water called for with buttermilk (approximately 1/2 cup). Stir in pudding mix and food coloring.
  3. Pour into cake pan(s) and bake according to package directions.
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  1. 88 Ratings


I could not fine my 'Quick Velvet Cake' recipe; therefore, I added to this one. The cake was moist, delicious, and everyone asked for the recipe! This is what I did: I added 1 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup water, 1/3 cup Veg. Oil, 3 Eggs, 1 tsp. Vanilla to the box of White Cake Mix and Chocolate pudding. I did not use buttermilk. When I make a Red Velvet Cake I use half of the amount of red food coloring the recipe calls for. Why? Because I do not like the taste of it! Give this a try---you will be glad you did!!


This was a great cake.I made it for Christmas,it was so much quicker than my usaul reciepe. Everyone loved this cake.I made another one the next day. I added 1 1/2 tsp vanilla flavor and 3tbsp powdered sugar to the mix. It made this cake perfect. Mary augusta,ga

Sarah Stone

This cake ranks a 5 for the simplicity and ease, but only a 2 for the taste, it was a little below average. It is simple to make, and it turned out moist -almost TOO moist, therefore it was a bit heavy, and I had to adjust the baking time -this is probably due to the fact that the cake mix I used, already had pudding in the mix. I noticed many people noted the "extras" that they added. I think the part that puzzled people the most, were the instructions -perhaps they didn't read them?- overall this would be a recipe that a young teen could make, but it wouldn't be anything I personally would not make again -it didn't have that "red velvet" cake taste. It just pretty much seemed like a milk chocolate cake tinted red, instead of a cake w/ more depth.