Red Velvet Cake Recipe

June 21, 2020  Izza Imran Avatar
Red Velvet Cake Recipe

For cake

all-purpose flour 2 & ½ Cups
Cocoa powder 2 tbsp
salt ½ tsp
milk one cup
vinegar 1 tsp
unsalted butter (room temperature) ½ cup
powdered sugar 1 & ½ cups
eggs Two
vanilla essence 1 tsp
red food color (gel) 1 & ½ tsp
baking powder 1 tsp

For frosting

unsalted butter 200 gm
icing sugar 1 & ½ cups
vanilla essence 1 tsp
cream cheese ¾ cup


Red Velvet Cake

For cake

  • 2 & ½ Cups of all-purpose flour
  • -2 tbsp. Cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • One cup of milk
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 & ½ cups powdered sugar
  • Two eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 & ½ tsp. red food color (gel) 1 & ½ tsp
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vinegar


  • 200 gm unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1 & ½ cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup cream cheese

Steps to follow

Steps To Follow Red Velvet Cake

  1. Take a bowl and mix flour, cocoa powder, and salt and set aside.
  2. Take a glass and add milk and vinegar to form buttermilk, let this sit for some time. After buttermilk is prepared add some red food coloring and set aside.
  3. Now take another bowl and add butter, beat until it is fluffy. Now add sugar in portions and mix well.
  4. Add two eggs (one-by-one) and keep beating.
  5. Now mix flour mixture, buttermilk, and egg mixture and beat.
  6. Grease the baking tray.
  7. Now pour the cake batter in it and bake for 30-45 minutes at 180 degrees.
  8. After this time remove the cake from the pan and set it aside for cooling.

Prepare the frosting

  1. Take a bowl and add butter, beat until it is fluffy.
  2. Gradually add icing sugar and keep beating.
  3. Now add cream cheese and vanilla essence and beat to combine.
  4. Refrigerate until use.



  1. Cut the cake horizontally with the help of a knife.
  2. Place one cake layer on the tray and apply it to frost.
  3. Place the second cake layer over it and cover it with cream.
  4. You are now ready to eat.

Red Velvet Cake Faqs

Red Velvet Cake FAQs


What makes red velvet cake different?

This cake is made with a little magical trick: the chemical reaction between buttermilk, vinegar, and cocoa powder give it deep maroon color (though people often try to enhance it with food coloring).
Is a red velvet cake just a chocolate cake?
It is not. The difference between them is that chocolate cake would never have the same maroon color, even if you added food coloring. Also, it has a subtle acidic taste additionally to the chocolate flavor.



Calories in serving



30 min


30 min


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