The Most Delicious Red Velvet Cake

Easy Red Velvet Cake

A delectable and easy-to-make red velvet cake.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 12
Calories 701 kcal


  • hand mixer



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 tsp. vinegar


  • 32 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature 3, 8 oz. blocks
  • 12 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar



  • Preheat oven to 325˚F/163˚C.
  • Line 2, 9" round cake pans with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar and oil. Beat with a hand mixer on medium-low speed until combined.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time into the sugar and oil mixture. Followed with the buttermilk, vanilla, and red food coloring. Stir in the coffee and vinegar.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well to combine.
  • Divide the batter equally between the two prepared cake pans.
  • Bake at 325˚F/163˚C for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  • Cool pans on a rack for 15 minutes before inverting and removing pans. Remove parchment.
  • Cool completely before frosting.


  • In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.
  • Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and beat on low until well combined.


Calories: 701kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 16gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 975mgPotassium: 320mgFiber: 1gSugar: 68gVitamin A: 482IUCalcium: 328mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cake, cream cheese frosting, dessert, red velvet cake
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