Easy Royal Red Velvet Cake
This Red Velvet Cake Recipe is a delicious red chocolatey cake that is the perfect dessert for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. It is a chocolatey, red cake that is has a cream cheese topping that is satisfying for any sweet tooth.
The red velvet cake is becoming a very popular in restaurants. It is also a hit for any dinner party or any friendly gathering. It would be an excellent choice for a Valentine party.
Children love its red color and adults love its sweet chocolatey flavor. I have included a frosting recipe, but you may want to experiment with different types of frosting when you make your Red Velvet Cake.
Ingredients for the Royal Red Velvet Cake Recipe
- 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 teas Baking Soda
- 1 teas Salt
- 1 teas Unsweetened Cocoa
- 1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 2 Eggs (room temperature)
- 1 1/2 Cups Canola Oil (or Vegetable Oil)
- 1 teas Vinegar
- 1 ounce Bottle Red Food Coloring
- 1 teas Vanilla
- 1 Cup Buttermilk (room temperature)
Directions For the Red Velvet Cake Recipe:
- Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) round layer cake pans.
- Preheat Oven to 350°
- Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa together.
- Beat sugar and eggs together in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl mix together oil, vinegar, food coloring, and vanilla.
- Add to the bowl of eggs and sugar and beat until combined.
- Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the wet mixture by alternating the buttermilk and dry ingredients. Always start with the flour and end with the flour.
- Pour batter into pans. Tap them on the table to level out the batter and release air bubbles. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle comes out clean, but be careful not to over bake or you’ll end up with a dry cake.
- Let layers cool for about 10 minutes before taking them out of the pans. Be sure it is completely cooled before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
You may want to double this recipe if you like a lot of frosting. In our home, it depends on who I am making the cake for. The dollops on the top of the cake will require a full recipe of frosting just for that decoration.
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1 (8-ounce) package Cream Cheese – softened
- 2 cups Confectioners’ Sugar, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Directions for the Cream Cheese Frosting
Let margarine and cream cheese soften to room temperature. Blend well. Then add the sugar and beat until fluffy (mixed but not so much that the frosting becomes “loose”). Stir in vanilla.
Spread between layers and on top and sides of cake.
Store this cake in the refrigerator.