Rating: 4 stars
93 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5

Quick and easy red velvet cake.

Recipe Summary

cook:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 55 mins
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cake:
Cream Cheese Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans.

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  • Beat shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated. Stir in butter flavoring. Make a paste with food coloring and cocoa and add to the shortening mixture.

  • Mix buttermilk, salt, baking soda and vinegar; add to batter alternating with the flour mixture.

  • Divide batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back when touched lightly with a finger or tester comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes. Cook completely on wire rack.

  • To Make Cream Cheese Frosting: beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until well blended.

Nutrition Facts

579 calories; protein 6.1g; carbohydrates 86.8g; fat 24.1g; cholesterol 72.7mg; sodium 442.8mg. Full Nutrition
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