Ingredients

How to make it

  • Instructions
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare three 9 inch round pans or two 9 x 13 inch square pans by coating the pans with butter and then dusting with flour.
  • You should line the bottoms of the pans with parchment paper but this is not entirely necessary.
  • Sift together the flour and salt.
  • Using your standing mixer, set to a medium speed, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Add the eggs one at a time making sure that each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  • Mix together the cocoa powder and the red food coloring together.
  • Add the cocoa mixture to the batter.
  • Reduce the mixers speed to low.
  • Add half the butter milk. Wait until the buttermilk is completely incorporated.
  • Add half the flour. Wait until the flour is completely incorporated.
  • Add the rest of the butter milk. Wait until the buttermilk is completely incorporated.
  • Add the rest of the flour.
  • Mix together the baking soda and vinegar.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into the pans.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake in the pans for 15 minutes or until cool to the touch.
  • Remove the cakes from the pans and continue to let them cool for at least one hour.
  • Basic White Frosting Recipe
  • Ingredients
  • 1 ½ sticks of room temperature butter
  • 2 pounds of confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ cup of milk (more might be needed)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • [edit]Instructions
  • Using your stand mixer beat butter until smooth.
  • Slowly add two cups of the sugar.
  • Slowly add the milk.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Add the remaining sugar one cup at a time.
  • Add more milk if the frosting isn’t soft enough to spread easily

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    " It was excellent "
    nwarwick ate it and said...
    ok it was kinda hard to make.. for a beginner! however it was awesome!! thank you so much for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    racegirl9j ate it and said...
    as soon as i saw this recipe. i checked to make sure i had everything. and i did. me and my family are eating it now. it is great!
    1 million forks!!!
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  • kendi25 6 years ago
    Hi, how are you all doing? Has anyone tried this cake? Any feedback?
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    A real classic...and one of my favorite cakes. I'm going to make this today for a gathering - thanks for helping me decide. Great post! =)
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    " It was excellent "
    2muchmuffintop ate it and said...
    looks yummy. i think my eyes r 2 big 4 my stomach
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    This is so proffetional.Another winner.
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    yummy...looks delicious!
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
    Love this, and I wish I had a big piece this minute! Thanks for reminding me.
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  • crystalwaters 6 years ago
    That's too funny, I only came across a recipe for this cake last week and added it to my repertoire ... now I have two versions, thanks to you! :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    Red Velvet Cake has always been one of my most favorite cakes....My mom always used it for a special occasion cake...Thanks for the memories..
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Hooch, thanks, one of my favorites recipes!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds and looks very moist and good, bookmarking to to try. Thanks for the great post.
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