Red Velvet Cake

Indulge in the luxurious world of homemade desserts with our easy Red Velvet Cake recipe. Perfect for both novice and experienced bakers, this classic American cake combines rich flavors with a stunning visual appeal. With its deep red hue and velvety smooth texture, our Red Velvet Cake is not just a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. This recipe offers a delightful blend of sweet and tangy flavors, topped off with a creamy cream cheese frosting. Ideal for special occasions, birthdays, or as a weekend baking project, learn how to make this moist and fluffy cake with our step-by-step guide. Don’t miss out on this popular dessert recipe that’s sure to impress your guests and family!



  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon fine salt
  5. 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  6. 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  7. 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  8. 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  9. 2 tablespoons red food coloring (use the liquid kind)
  10. 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  2. 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  3. 2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup), softened
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix the Dry Ingredients: In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer.
  4. Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients: Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  5. Bake the Cake: Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans. Place in oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  6. Cool the Cake: Remove the cakes from the oven and run a knife around the edges to loosen them from the sides of the pans. Invert the cakes onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  7. Prepare the Frosting: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and butter until smooth. Add vanilla and mix to combine.
  8. Frost the Cake: Once the cakes are cooled, frost with the cream cheese frosting. Place one layer of cake on a plate, top it with frosting, then add the second layer and cover the entire cake with frosting.
  9. Serve and Enjoy!

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