Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans. In a medium bowl or on a piece of waxed paper, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Beat in eggs one at a time. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk. Beat in food coloring and vinegar, then add vanilla. Spread the batter evenly in the pans.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn out onto a rack to cool.
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese and butter. Beat in confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Stir in pecans. Use frosting to fill and ice cake.
  • Slice and serve on individual plates.

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    " It was excellent "
    TheRealCakeLady ate it and said...
    I made this cake for the custodial staff at my school. They said it was the BOMB!!! Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    snuglebunnygirl ate it and said...
    this is only my 2nd cake i have made home made and it turned out so great!!!! i used less food coloring but seriously a huge hit.
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  • shayshaylaboogie 5 years ago
    I made cupcakes and turned them upside down and iced them as mini cakes. Delicious recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh yeah, Shirley baby - you got my number on this one! This is one of my favorite cakes of all time - it's a classic and DE-licious! Thanks for the inspiration...I'm making one today. *Hugs* =)

    And those are great pictures!
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    Nice pictures! Love this cake..how did I miss it..
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  • achope246 6 years ago
    This sounds just like the recipe my deceased grandmother used to make!
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    " It was excellent "
    shandy ate it and said...
    Hello and thank you soooo much for posting this wonderful recipe!!! I made this for one of my Thanksgiving desserts and it was absolutely beautiful =D. My daughter asked for it and this is my first try at making it. I also made this cake into three layers using 8-inch cake pans. . .beautiful =D
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  • trackwidow 6 years ago
    I have a cookbook with a Red Velvet Cake recipe and I couldn't find it this morning. It was my favorite recipe. I started searching for recipes here and found it. This is an awesome recipe! Thank you for posting it. I am making it today for my daughter's birthday.
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  • organicmama 7 years ago
    Shirley,
    Can we make this cake in the shape of an armadillo? Will gray frosting work?
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  • sweetthing1953 7 years ago
    Sounds great. I can't wait to try it. I have a similar recipe and I love to make it at Christmas. I'm trying yours this year. Thanks for posting.
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  • shirleyoma 7 years ago
    Just wait till you try it, soooooo good!!!
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  • krumkake 7 years ago
    That's a beautiful picture of a beautiful dessert! Thanks, Shirley - I do believe that IS the king of red velvets!!
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  • mdstblz 7 years ago
    one of my favorites!!!
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