Moist and delicious easy cake!

Mary

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
1 9 x 13-inch cake
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 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). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.

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  • Mix together cake mix, 1 box pudding mix, eggs, oil, food coloring, water, vinegar, and cocoa. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool.

  • Beat together milk and cream cheese. Mix in 1 box pudding mix. Fold in whipped topping. Spread on cooled cake. Refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

325 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 36.6g 12% DV; fat 18.4g 28% DV; cholesterol 56.7mg 19% DV; sodium 407.2mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
I was a little concerned with the reviews about dryness and bland flavor and color. Neither dryness or color was an issue. I substituted 1/2 c of melted butter for veg. oil, and put in 3 T of cocoa. This was a moist, delicious cake, the entire family LOVED it. Served with my own icing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/27/2007
This is a so-so cake. Easy enough for a beginner cook or a person who doesn't have enough time to actually make a traditional Red velvet cake w/ a butter roux frosting Read More
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207 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 59
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
I was a little concerned with the reviews about dryness and bland flavor and color. Neither dryness or color was an issue. I substituted 1/2 c of melted butter for veg. oil, and put in 3 T of cocoa. This was a moist, delicious cake, the entire family LOVED it. Served with my own icing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2007
Oh yeah - this is the recipe for me a busy mom who needs shortcuts. I just made these for a bake sale. The recipe makes 24 1(for the cook of course)cupcakes. They are incredibly moist dense and RED. My modifications: -white cake mix -3T of cocoa -1 full oz of red coloring I chose to go with another frosting (Cream Cheese Frosting II from this site) because I prefer more of a dense cream cheese taste and texture. It's perfect with these cupcakes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
I took this cake to an office potluck for Christmas and it was gone in 10 minutes. Everyone LOVED it!! It was moist and wonderful!! I was skeptical about the frosting but it was a refreshing treat light and just right!! Excellent recipe I will make it again and again and everyone will think I worked hard doing it! Easy and excellent!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2003
I have never liked red velvet cake until I made this recipe!!!!! I made it for my boyfriend's birthday because it's his favorite and we both couldn't stop eating it. I served it to several people and everyone said it was the best they ever had. I used a more traditional cream cheese frosting so I can't comment on the frosting. I don't know why it has gotten some reviews that it's bland because mine turned out absolutely moist and delicious. Wonderful recipe!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2007
I have never had any other Red Velvet cake so I don't know what to compare it to. But at any rate THIS IS SOOOO GOOD! I did make a few changes suggested by other reviewers. I used 4 tablespoons of cocoa one tablespoon of vanilla and two 1oz bottles of the food coloring. I also used the moist yellow cake mix. I didn't have time to make the icing so I used a store bought whipped cream cheese icing. I put some chopped pecans on top. It was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2005
I liked this recipe alot. I used twice the cocoa twice the red food coloring and I added vanilla extract. I did not make the icing. I used store bought cream cheese icing. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/26/2007
This is a so-so cake. Easy enough for a beginner cook or a person who doesn't have enough time to actually make a traditional Red velvet cake w/ a butter roux frosting Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2005
Red Velvet cake is a family favorite and this recipe is the easiest I've ever used! I double up on the cocoa and use store-bought icing. We LOVE it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2009
I am not from the south nor am I an expert on what a Red Velvet Cake is supposed to take like. My only experience with Red Velvet Cake is one lushious experience at the Claim Jumper Restaurant which prompted me to look for a recipe. I am an expert at knowing a delicious dessert when I taste one and this one is amazing! I added 4 Tbsp Cocoa as other reviewers suggested and 1 tsp vanilla extract. This was absolutely delicious. I did not use the frosting. Instead I made my own cream cheese frosting (1-8oz Cream Cheese 1 stick margarine 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla). I made this for the office as cupcakes and also for my mother in law's birthday. Everyone raved about this and several wanted more than I had. I plan on making this for my niece's baby shower this weekend and can't wait to devour again. Thanks so much for a really easy amazing recipe. Read More
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