Red Velvet Cake

I don’t know about yall, but I just love a red velvet cake. If red velvet is a choice, you can almost guarantee that will be my cake of choice.

When my granny asked me to make a cake for my Papa’s birthday party, I decided I would finally try my hand at red velvet cake. I’ve been putting off trying red velvet because I set such high expectations and I didn’t want to disappoint myself, but I sure am glad I did. I made 2 that weekend and have added the cake to my go-to stash. I sure hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temparature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ½ cups flour, sifted
  • 1 cup whole buttermilk  – If you don’t have buttermilk, that’s ok! You can find an easy buttermilk substitute Here!


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree
    s. Prepare three 9-inch cake pans for baking. I have also broken it down into 4 pans for smaller layers.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat until each is thoroughly mixed in. Now add your vanilla.
  3. Mix your cocoa powder and food coloring in a separate bowl. Add to creamed butter mixture
  4. Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk to the butter mixture alternately.  Mix until blended.
  5. Distribute batter among 3 pans and bake for about 18-22 minutes, depending on your oven.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Assemble layers and serve

If you are interested in this yummy Ermine Icing or Flour Buttercream, you can find that recipe here

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