Simple, simple, simple! The easiest recipe for a red velvet cake I have ever found. My husband LOVES this.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
1 9x13 inch cake
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Prepare cake according to package directions, substituting half of the water called for with buttermilk (approximately 1/2 cup). Stir in pudding mix and food coloring.

  • Pour into cake pan(s) and bake according to package directions.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 28.2g; fat 3.9g; cholesterol 0.8mg; sodium 242.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2004
This was a great cake.I made it for Christmas,it was so much quicker than my usaul reciepe. Everyone loved this cake.I made another one the next day. I added 1 1/2 tsp vanilla flavor and 3tbsp powdered sugar to the mix. It made this cake perfect. Mary augusta,ga Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2004
I could not fine my 'Quick Velvet Cake' recipe; therefore I added to this one. The cake was moist delicious and everyone asked for the recipe! This is what I did: I added 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup Veg. Oil 3 Eggs 1 tsp. Vanilla to the box of White Cake Mix and Chocolate pudding. I did not use buttermilk. When I make a Red Velvet Cake I use half of the amount of red food coloring the recipe calls for. Why? Because I do not like the taste of it! Give this a try---you will be glad you did!! Read More
(305)
93 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2004
I could not fine my 'Quick Velvet Cake' recipe; therefore I added to this one. The cake was moist delicious and everyone asked for the recipe! This is what I did: I added 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup Veg. Oil 3 Eggs 1 tsp. Vanilla to the box of White Cake Mix and Chocolate pudding. I did not use buttermilk. When I make a Red Velvet Cake I use half of the amount of red food coloring the recipe calls for. Why? Because I do not like the taste of it! Give this a try---you will be glad you did!! Read More
(305)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2004
This was a great cake.I made it for Christmas,it was so much quicker than my usaul reciepe. Everyone loved this cake.I made another one the next day. I added 1 1/2 tsp vanilla flavor and 3tbsp powdered sugar to the mix. It made this cake perfect. Mary augusta,ga Read More
(155)
Rating: 2 stars
04/24/2008
This cake ranks a 5 for the simplicity and ease but only a 2 for the taste it was a little below average. It is simple to make and it turned out moist -almost TOO moist therefore it was a bit heavy and I had to adjust the baking time -this is probably due to the fact that the cake mix I used already had pudding in the mix. I noticed many people noted the "extras" that they added. I think the part that puzzled people the most were the instructions -perhaps they didn't read them?- overall this would be a recipe that a young teen could make but it wouldn't be anything I personally would not make again -it didn't have that "red velvet" cake taste. It just pretty much seemed like a milk chocolate cake tinted red instead of a cake w/ more depth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2006
Soooooo MOIST! My boyfriend and I LOVED it! And apparently so did my roomate she ate 1/4 of the cake in one sitting! This is a great recipe for if you are short on time and/or patience... I actually used 5oz. of non-instant chocolate pudding because that's all they had at the store (and I don't know how to count oz.) I did as a lot of other people did and used a cream cheese frosting recipe. 5 STAR! I will be making this recipe again and I think I will do as one reader suggested and try adding just a pinch of powdered sugar and a few drops of vanilla to this cake mix. Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2003
I made this for my boyfriend because he loves red velvet cake. It was so moist and yummy-as good as if I had made it from scratch...except ten times easier!!! This one is a keeper for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2006
Perfect! Red "Cheat" cake was always my birthday cake request from my Grandma. We had a house fire a few years ago & sadly I lost her recipe. This is it! Thank you so much! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2003
This was my first Red Velvet cake so perhaps I am not the best judge. The recipie was easy but the taste was not outstanding. My husband who loves cake was not thrilled by this either. I'll keep looking. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
This was an awesome recipe. I made it for a co-worker's birthday and everyone gave it huge raves! If you need a quick and delicious cake recipe this is the one!! I also made a quick cream cheese icing to decorate it with YUM!!!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
I made this cake twice in a couple of days (for two different parties) and it was wonderful. Very moist. I bought sour cream icing for the frosting but it will probably be just as tasty without the icing. Read More
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