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Southern Red Velvet Cake

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Yield: 12 Servings

Southern Red Velvet Cake

Southern Red Velvet Cake

Delicious and easy to make Southern Red Velvet Cake with the easiest icing that no one can spoil.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • Vegetable oil for the pans
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring (1 ounce)
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cream Cheese Frosting, recipe follows
  • Crushed pecans and cake trimmings, for decoration

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup), softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Measure all ingredients and then preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Lightly oil and flour three 9x1 1/2 inch baking pans.

3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.

4. In another large bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.

5. You may use a wooden spoon, a whisk, or a standing mixer to combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients a smooth batter is formed without lumps.

6. Pour out the batter into the prepared pans in three even portions. put to bake for 15 minutes and then rotate the pans to get them to bake evenly all around.

7.Bake for another 15 minutes or until the cake loosens from the sides of the pans, or if the cake bounces back up when touched, or if a toothpick placed into the center comes out clean.

8. Remove the cakes from the oven and put them to cool for 20 minutes before trying to remove them from the pan. After removing. Let them cool properly before putting on your frosting.

!For the frosting

Combine cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla, and butter in a standing mixer and mix till all are properly combines and really smooth.

Place one cake onto a rotating table and trim off any uneven edge or top. Repeat the process with the other cakes and set them aside. Using a palette knife or offset spatula, spread some icing on the first layer. Place the next layer and spread some out as well ensuring that the icing reaches the edges in an even thickness- or as even as you can. Place the final layer and spread the icing all over the top and sices. You can use a pastry comb to get even thickness and smoothness on the top and around the sides.

For the decoration

Place some of the icing into a piping bag with a rose tip attached and pipe on some patterns on the edges or as you desire.

Sprinkle some chopped pecans on the top and then crumble some of the cake trimmings on it. Slice your cake and enjoy.

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