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Red Velvet Cake by Duncan Hines®

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Originally from Down South, and once the signature dessert at the Waldorf-Astoria in the 1920s, the Red Velvet Cake has become an American favorite. It's hip, fun, and easy to make. Red Velvet Cake is a hit at every party."
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45 m servings 406
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F for metal or glass pans, 325 degrees F for dark or coated pans. Grease sides and bottom of each pan with shortening. Flour lightly. (Use baking cups for cupcakes).
  2. Blend dry mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter in pans and bake immediately.
  3. Bake in a 13 x 9-inch pan for 35-38 minutes. Add 3-5 minutes to bake time for dark or coated pans. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
  5. Garnish, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 406 calories; 17.9 60.3 3.6 47 355 Full nutrition

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Tried Presidents choice, Betty Crocker and they could not stand up to this mix. Rarely ever use Cake mixes as I don't care for them, but this was surprisingly very good and had a great flavour. ...

This was better than the RV cake I purchase at my local bakery. I added 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teas. baking powder, used butter instead of oil, milk instead of water, 4 eggs instead of ...

Didn't taste at all like a red velvet cake. I didn't like it at all.

I love this cake! I always use 2 (or 3!!)cans of frosting though..and cover the sides well. It's really delicious. Add a little Blue Bell vanilla ice cream on your plate,and you'll be in desert ...