Recipe courtesy of Johnnie Gabriel
Save Recipe Print
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
1 hr
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
1 hr
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

For the Red Velvet Cake:
For the cream cheese frosting:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

For the Red Velvet Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) round layer cake pans.

Sift flour, baking soda and coco together. Beat sugar and eggs together in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl mix together oil, vinegar, food coloring, and vanilla. Add to the bowl of eggs and sugar and beat until combined.

Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the wet mixture by alternating the buttermilk and dry ingredients. Always start with the flour and end with the flour.

Pour batter into pans. Tap them on the table to level out the batter and release air bubbles. Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted near the middle comes out clean but be careful not to over bake or you'll end up with a dry cake.

Let layers cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before turning out of pan. Cool completely before frosting.

For the cream cheese frosting: This is the "official" cream cheese frosting recipe but we always use about 1 1/2 recipes on each cake to cover it well.

Let margarine and cream cheese soften to room temperature. Cream well. Add sugar and beat until mixed but not so much that the frosting becomes "loose". Add vanilla and nuts. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cake.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Rotisserie chicken is the time-saving secret to this mashup of favorites.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Red Velvet Cake

Recipe courtesy of Chez Ray

Red Velvet Cake

Recipe courtesy of Buddy Valastro

Red Velvet Cake

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Fabulous Red Velvet Cake

Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Red Velvet Crackle Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Fluffy Meringue Icing

Recipe courtesy of Wes Martin

Gingerbread Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Snowman Cake

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Peppermint Candy Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories