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Red Velvet Cake

User Rating 4 Star Rating (13 Reviews)


From Cheri:
This quick, easy recipe was given to me by a friends mom. I always thought it was an old treasured recipe that had been handed down. I never knew until she gave me this that it a modern and easy!


  • 1 box white cake mix (2-layer size)
  • 1 box (4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 ounces red food coloring
  • **Cream Cheese Frosting**
  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 box (1 pound) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs, cocoa, vinegar, oil, and food coloring; beat for 4 minutes on medium speed, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl several times. Grease and flour 3 cakes pans. Distribute the batter among the pans evenly. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched in the center.
Cool cake on racks.

Frosting: Beat the butter butter and cream cheese until smooth and light. Add vanilla and confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Spread frosting over layers and sides, sprinkling each layer with chopped pecans.

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 1 out of 5
Not true red velvet, Member mememe1213

Red Velvet cake has a distinct favor and this recipe does not do it. It is moist as others have said, but it just tastes like a plain cake that's dyed red. I don't suggest this cake if you want true red velvet.

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