The world’s best easy red velvet cake recipe! Everyone will be asking you for this easy red velvet cake recipe, a crowd pleaser every time!
No lie, this is the best red velvet cake I have ever had. Moist & unbelievably delicious, this easy red velvet cake recipe just can’t be beat. Do you wanna hear the story behind it?
When I was a little girl we lived in Texas for three years. Because we lived away from home and all our family, so our friends basically became our family! We were so blessed to make friends with an amazing family, the Warnicks when we were there!
Every Sunday we got together for dinner. Dinner was always delicious, but the best Sunday dinners were the ones that ended in Marilee’s red velvet cake… the best red velvet cake recipe in the whole world. Typically on my birthday this is the cake I made for myself! Haha. You gotta love being an adult, no?
Is a red velvet cake just a chocolate cake?
Red velvet cake is a variation of chocolate flavored cake, but it isn’t “just” a chocolate cake with added food coloring! Would you like to know why?
What is the difference between chocolate cake and red velvet cake?
Red velvet cake is different from chocolate cake because of a chemical reaction between the vinegar and buttermilk used to make red velvet cakes! Not only does the reaction heighten the red color of the cake, but it makes the cake extra moist, fluffy and light.
Red Velvet Cake Icing
Also, as you can probably tell from the photos, I am big into frosting, haha. When I make this as a double layer cake (two 9 inch round pans instead of a jelly roll pan) then I always make an extra half batch of frosting (so one and a half total) to be sure I have plenty to fill the middle and cover the entire cake!
Easy Red Velvet Cake
Easy red velvet cake recipe that is sure to please any crowd! Not only is it easy to throw this red velvet cake together, but it tastes delicious!
- 1 oz red food coloring
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1-1/2 C oil
- 1-1/2 C sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 C buttermilk
- 2-1/2 C flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 Cup butter
- 1 lb powder sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a glass measuring cup mix food coloring and cocoa, set aside.
Mix sugar, oil and egg.
Once they are mixed well, add food coloring and vanilla.
Pour buttermilk in the glass measuring cup that the food coloring was in.
Alternate adding milk and sifted flour and salt and mix well.
Fold in soda and vinegar.
Pour in greased pan (2- 9" round pans or a jelly roll pan).
Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Mix all ingredients together until well blended and spread evenly over your cake!
The perfect cake for any special occasion! It is sure to impress the company, ha! I hope you love it as much as I do.. if that’s even possible.