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The most amazing red velvet cake recipe moist and fluffy with the perfect balance of acidity and chocolate. Finish with a cream cheese frosting for the perfect red velvet cake you’ve been dreaming of!

Readers have been asking for the most amazing red velvet cake for years. We’ve tweaked the recipe for the most amazing chocolate cake to bring you the perfect red velvet cake that we know you’ll love just as much as you love the original. It’s not just chocolate or white cake dyed red. It adds acidity, which gives it a distinctive flavor.

Many people wonder, is red velvet cake really just a piece of chocolate cake? While it certainly has chocolate flavor and cocoa powder as its main ingredients, red velvet cake is no chocolate cake. It contains far less cocoa powder than a traditional brownie recipe.

  • What’s the Difference Between Chocolate Cake and Red Velvet Cake?

    This red velvet cake is based on the recipe for The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake, so there are some similarities, but there are also a few key differences that give red velvet cake its unique flavor and texture. The red velvet cake has less cocoa powder added, so the chocolate flavor is milder. Both our brownies and red velvet cakes use buttermilk, but buttermilk is an essential ingredient for red velvet cakes. It also has vinegar and red food coloring added for acidity and classic red coloring.

  • How does red velvet cake taste?

    The tartness of the red velvet cake comes from the use of buttermilk and vinegar along with cream cheese in the frosting. The acidity is balanced by the sweetness of the cake itself. It also has added cocoa powder for a mild chocolate flavor.

  • How do I adapt this recipe for different size pans?

    The distinctive flavor of red velvet cake comes from buttermilk, vinegar, cocoa powder and cream cheese frosting. Some red velvet cake recipes only use a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder, which has almost no chocolate flavor. This has led some to think that red velvet cake is just a white cake tinted red. The real red velvet cake has a unique chocolate flavor in addition to its slightly sour taste.

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  • What Gives Red Velvet Cake Its Taste?

    The distinctive flavor of red velvet cake comes from buttermilk, vinegar, cocoa powder and cream cheese frosting. Some red velvet cake recipes only use a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder, which has almost no chocolate flavor. This has led some to think that red velvet cake is just a white cake tinted red. The real red velvet cake has a unique chocolate flavor in addition to its slightly sour taste.

  • What kind of frosting do you use for the red velvet cake?

    Red velvet cake is traditionally served with cream cheese icing or mink icing.

  • Is there a substitute for buttermilk?

    Buttermilk is the key ingredient in this cake recipe. If you don’t have access to buttermilk, use a buttermilk substitute. There are plenty of options, and you’re sure to find one that works in our article on buttermilk substitutes.

  • Which food coloring should I use?

    This recipe was made and tested using red liquid food coloring. You can also use gel food coloring or natural red food coloring made from beets.you can find all kinds of Natural Food Coloring on Amazon.

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3 Layer Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The most amazing red velvet cake recipe moist and fluffy with the perfect balance of acidity and chocolate. Finish with a cream cheese frosting for the perfect red velvet cake you’ve been dreaming of!

Preparation time 20 minute

cooking time 35 minute

total time 55 minute

raw material

cake:

  • 3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon Salt
  • 4 big egg
  • cup cheese
  • cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon red food coloring

frost:

  • 16 ounce cream cheese soften
  • 1 cup butter soften
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

instruct

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter three 9-inch round cakes. Sprinkle with flour, then tap off excess.

  • Combine flour, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer on low speed until combined.

  • Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, vanilla, vinegar, and food coloring. Beat on medium speed until smooth. This should only take a few minutes.

  • Divide batter among three prepared pans.

  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the cake meets a toothpick test (insert a toothpick and it comes out clean).

  • Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes, then invert cake on rack to cool completely before frosting.

  • Make the frosting. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer for best results. Stir in the vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until icing is smooth.

  • Assemble and frost a completely cooled cake.

notes

For a brighter red, reduce the cocoa powder to 1/4 cup.

Serve: 1piece | Calories: 657kcal | carbohydrate: 93G | protein: 6G | fat: 30G | Saturated fat: 19G | cholesterol: 105mg | sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 191mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 68G | Vitamin A: 830unit | calcium: 86mg | iron: 1.9mg

The Most Amazing Red Velvet Cake