Simple Red Velvet Cake Recipe

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Are you tired of the usual chocolate cake for dessert or teatime? Do you want to try something new to bake and add some variation in your usual snack food item at home?

If you are thinking of  a unique look and taste in cake, you should try making red velvet cake. This luscious sweet treat has that distinct red exterior, mixed with white topping.

At first glance, you might think that it is complicated to make such a kind of cake. Looks can indeed be deceiving, though, because a typical red velvet cake recipe uses simple ingredients that you might find in your kitchen cabinet.

Moreover, the procedure in baking this cake is quite a breeze, too.

If you have an upcoming family dinner at home, you might want to have this ruby-colored cake as part of your menu.

The excellent color of the cake is also ideal for a Christmas treat; you can bake tiny red velvet cupcakes and have them as Christmas presents for your friends and relatives. Whichever way you like, this cake is simply a marvel to the eyes and a delight to the taste buds.

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Red Velvet Cakes

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Here is a recipe for red velvet cake that you will find quite easy to make. The ingredients are not difficult to find in the supermarket, which adds to the convenience in preparing the batter.

When it comes to the cooking procedure, you will find that the instructions are simple, too. Check out this classic recipe for a scrumptious velvet cake.

Classic red velvet cake recipe

Anyone will love the rich taste and fabulous look of this ruby-colored cake. Here are the ingredients for the batter and the frosting.


  • Softened butter, 1 stick
  • White sugar, 1 1/2 cups
  • Large eggs, 2 pieces
  • Red food color, 2 oz.
  • Whole milk, 1 cup
  • Baking soda, 1 teaspoon
  • Cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons
  • Cake flour, 2 1/4 cups
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon


  • All purpose flour, 3 tablespoons
  • Whole milk, 1 cup
  • White sugar, 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon

Butter, 1 cup

Prepare the batter by creaming the sugar and the butter. Blend the two ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl. Next, add in one egg at a time, beating continuously after each addition. In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa powder and the red flavoring. Whisk vigorously until the cocoa powder has dissolved. Pour the cocoa mixture to the sugar and butter mixture. You may use an electric mixer to blend the ingredients well.

Next, add the flour and the milk alternately. Stir continuously to make the batter smooth and fluffy. Drop in the vanilla extract and the baking soda. Stir gently before transferring the batter to the greased round pans. Bake the mixture for about 50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

While you are baking the cake, you can already prepare the frosting. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Pour in the milk and the flour. Stir well. Then, add the sugar and the vanilla extract. When the frosting mixture turns sticky, remove the pan from heat.

Cool the cake for 10 minutes, over the wire rack. Afterwards, spread the frosting on top of the cooled cake.

This simple recipe for red velvet cake is ideal to make whether for a special gathering with relatives or friends, or simply a regular teatime with the family. Try making this recipe and enjoy the fabulous taste of the cake.

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Sylvia Collins

Sylvia Collins

Hello! I'm Sylvia Collins, a fervent cake lover, recipe creator, and the heart behind my beloved cake recipes blog. For over a decade, I've been on a sweet journey, dedicating my life to the art of cake baking and sharing my passion through my writings. My adventure began with a simple love for cakes and an insatiable desire to express my creativity through baking.