The BEST Red Velvet Cake recipe

The BEST Red Velvet Cake recipe

The BEST Red Velvet Cake Recipe. Easy, moist and homemade








·         2 cups plain flour

·         1 teaspoon of baking soda

·         1 teaspoon of baking powder

·         1 teaspoon of salt

·         2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cocoa powder

·         2 cups sugar

·         1 cup vegetable oil or canola

·         2 eggs

·         1 cup buttermilk

·         2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

·         Red food colouring, amount depends on how dark you want the colour

·         1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar

·         ½ cup of prepared plain hot coffee (don't skip this ingredient)


1.    Preheat oven to 165.

2.    In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.

3.    In a large bowl, combine the sugar and vegetable oil.

4.    Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food colouring until combined.

5.    Stir in the coffee and white vinegar.

6.    Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients a little at time, mixing after each addition, just until combined.

7.    Generously grease and flour two round, 9 inch cake pans.

8.    Pour the batter evenly into each pan.

9.    Bake in the middle rack for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Do not over bake as cake will continue to cook as it cools.

10.  Let pans cool on a cooling rack until the pans are warm to the touch.

11.  Slide a knife or offset spatula around the inside of the pans to loosen the cake from the pan.

12.  Remove the cakes from the pan and let them cool.

13.  Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting when the cakes have cooled completely.


Be sure to not overbake! Check the cake at 30 minutes as some ovens run really hot.
Cakes are really moist and you may need to refrigerate them to firm them up before stacking and frosting.
To bake cupcakes, bake for 18-20 minutes, checking at the 18 minute mark.

Easy, Creamy, Fluffy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting


Serves: Frost 3 layer cake

·         455g  cream cheese, softened

·         ¼ cup milk, made need more

·         110g  butter, softened

·         2 teaspoon vanilla extract

·         4 cups powdered sugar


1.    Add softened cream cheese into large bowl.

2.    Pour in milk, butter and vanilla extract.

3.    Mix until well combined.

4.    Pour in half of the powdered sugar.

5.    Mix until combined.

6.    Add the remaining powdered sugar.

7.    Mix until smooth and fluffy.

8.    Use a spatula to scrape down the side of the bowl if needed.


If the frosting is too thick, add in a few drops of milk (about ¼ teaspoon) at a time and stir after each addition. It doesn't take much liquid to thin it out. If you add too much milk, you'll have to add more powdered sugar to thicken it back up which will make it sweeter. 


A very big thank you to Divas Can Cook for this wonderful recipe!  Great work!

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