A stunning Red Velvet Cake that’s made extra special and scrumptious with a few simple variations!

Red Velvet Cake by The BakerMama

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It’s the Holidays and we celebrate lots of birthdays in our family this time of year. So I’ve been baking cakes like crazy! My Red Velvet Cake is one of my most requested cakes to bake so I’m so excited to share it with you in hopes that it will become one of your most requested cakes as well!

Red Velvet Cake by The BakerMama

What is Red Velvet Cake?

A red-colored chocolate cake, traditional red velvet cake got its rusty color from a chemical reaction rather than the food coloring we use today. It’s the perfect cake for any occasion! I’ve baked it for birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, BBQs, girl’s night in, cooking club, and even a quaint dinner party for four! It’s one of those cakes that I just love to bake because I know everyone will love it

Red Velvet Cake by The BakerMama

What Do I Need to Make Red Velvet Cake?

This classic red velvet cake comes with a few variations that make it extra special! The cake itself has lots of chocolate flavor and is very moist from the addition of a little chocolate pudding mix and some sour cream. It’s then covered in a thick and creamy cream cheese icing that makes it simply irresistible! For this red velvet cake, you’ll need:

Red Velvet Cake by The BakerMama

Watch Me Make Red Velvet Cake

Check out exactly how easy it is to bake this stunning cake!


How to Make Red Velvet Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour 3 (8-inch) round or 2 (9-inch) round cake pans or a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Add the sour cream, milk, vanilla and food coloring until well combined.
Red Velvet Cake by The BakerMama
  • Gradually beat in the flour and cocoa mixture until just combined.
  • Pour evenly into prepared pans.
  • Bake about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the cakes in the pans for 20 minutes, then invert them onto a rack to cool completely.
Red Velvet Cake by The BakerMama
  • While cakes are cooling, prepare the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Beat in the vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined. Increase the speed to high and beat until smooth and spreadable, about 5 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • If the frosting is too thick to spread, beat in 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until spreadable.
Red Velvet Cake by The BakerMama
  • If your cake layers have a dome on them, level with a leveler or a serrated knife. Reserve the crumbs to garnish the cake once frosted.
  • Place one layer on a cake stand or platter and spread with a thin layer of frosting. Repeat with remaining layers. Cover the top and sides with a thin layer of frosting. This is the “crumb coat” so it doesn’t have to be perfect. Chill the cake for 15 minutes then cover with the remaining frosting. Garnish with reserved cake crumbs.
Red Velvet Cake by The BakerMama

If you make this Red Velvet Cake, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see.😍 I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

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Red Velvet Cake by The BakerMama

Red Velvet Cake

  • Author: Maegan – The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

A stunning Red Velvet Cake that’s made extra special and scrumptious with a few simple variations!


Ingredients

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Cake:

Frosting:


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour 3 (8-inch) round or 2 (9-inch) round cake pans or a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the sour cream, milk, vanilla and food coloring until well combined.
  4. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until just combined. Pour evenly into prepared pans. Bake about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the cakes in the pans for 20 minutes, then invert them onto a rack to cool completely.
  5. While cakes are cooling, prepare the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Beat in the vanilla. Gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined. Increase the speed to high and beat until smooth and spreadable, about 5 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. If the frosting is too thick to spread, beat in 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until spreadable.
  6. If your cake layers have a dome on them, level with a leveler or a serrated knife. Reserve the crumbs to garnish the cake once frosted.
  7. Place one layer on a cake stand or platter and spread with a thin layer of frosting. Repeat with remaining layers. Cover the top and sides with a thin layer of frosting. This is the “crumb coat” so it doesn’t have to be perfect. Chill the cake for 15 minutes then cover with the remaining frosting. Garnish with reserved cake crumbs.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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