Best Red Velvet Cake Recipe


Red Velvet Cake is a classic dessert that is loved by many for its rich chocolate flavor and creamy cream cheese frosting. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a sweet treat, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds.


  • 250g (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 15g (2 tablespoons) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5g (1 teaspoon) baking soda
  • 2g (1/2 teaspoon) salt
  • 113g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 300g (1 1/2 cups) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 10g (2 teaspoons) vanilla extract
  • 240ml (1 cup) buttermilk
  • 15ml (1 tablespoon) red food coloring
  • 15ml (1 tablespoon) distilled white vinegar
  • 5g (1 teaspoon) baking powder
  • 225g (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 113g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 500g (4 cups) powdered sugar
  • 5g (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with buttermilk. Mix until just combined.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the red food coloring and vinegar. Add this mixture to the batter, stirring well.
  7. In a separate small bowl, mix the baking powder with a tablespoon of water. Add this to the batter and mix until well incorporated.
  8. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Smooth the tops with a spatula.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  10. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting. In a large bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  12. Add the powdered sugar gradually, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  13. Once the cakes have cooled, spread a generous amount of cream cheese frosting between the layers and on top of the cake.
  14. Optional: Garnish with some chocolate shavings or red velvet crumbs for an extra touch.
  15. Slice and serve the delicious Red Velvet Cake to enjoy!


  • To achieve the vibrant red color, use a good quality red food coloring.
  • Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature for better mixing and texture.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk, you can substitute it by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes before using.
  • For a smoother cream cheese frosting, make sure the cream cheese and butter are thoroughly softened.
  • Cover and store any leftover cake in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Red Velvet Cake is a timeless dessert that never fails to impress. Whether you choose to make a classic recipe or put your own twist on it, the result will be a moist, velvety cake with a delectable cream cheese frosting. Enjoy baking and indulging in this delightful treat!

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