Red Velvet Cake VI

Red Velvet Cake VI

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Ronda Phillips
Recipe by  Ronda Phillips

“Delicious and moist with fewer calories than traditional recipes.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 - 3 layer 8 inch cake



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 - 8 inch pans. Sift together the flour and baking soda; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the oil, applesauce and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the vanilla, vinegar and red food coloring. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool, then frost with Low-Fat Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle with toasted chopped pecans.
  4. To make Low-Fat Cream Cheese Frosting: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in whipped topping and confectioners' sugar.

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This was a great recipe. Only thing I did differently was to add 3T cocoa, so that it wasn't such a bright red. Very moist cake. Frosting was perfect! I've made a lot of red velvet cakes and this by far is the best tasting one.



Didn't so much care for the frosting but the cake was very moist and delicious. Too much red dye though- I agree to add some cocoa.

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I felt sorry for this lil guy. I decided to give it my best shot. Hubby and kids liked it and I was OK with the fact that it was lower fat and calories. I did add the 3 Tbls of coco powder to it as well. I wasn't crazy bout the frosting tho. The cake was completely cooled and the frosting was kinda falling down the sides. I have made a zillion bundt cakes and have never had a whole I the middle of my cakes, I did with this one, not sure why. Thank you Rhonda.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 519 cal
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs
  • 65.7 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 578 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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