Classic Red Velvet Cake

Classic Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake is a timeless classic that never goes out of style. Its rich, velvety texture and deep red color make it a showstopper at any gathering. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just a regular day that needs some sweetness, this cake is the perfect choice.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Cream cheese frosting (store-bought or homemade)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vanilla extract, and white vinegar.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, mixing until well incorporated.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Once the cakes are completely cool, frost them generously with cream cheese frosting.
  8. Serve and enjoy your Classic Red Velvet Cake!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

This Classic Red Velvet Cake is a timeless dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. Its vibrant red color and rich flavor make it a favorite among cake lovers.

Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 350, Total Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 350mg, Total Carbohydrates: 43g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 28g, Protein: 4g

Red Velvet Cake brings a sense of nostalgia and joy to those who savor its deliciousness. Whether you’re making it for a special celebration or just to satisfy your sweet tooth, this classic recipe is sure to please. Its moist and tender crumb, combined with the tangy cream cheese frosting, creates a perfect balance of flavors that will leave you wanting more. Share this Classic Red Velvet Cake with your loved ones, and let the indulgence begin!

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