Red Velvet Cake

Here the recipe to bake a yummy red velvet cake!

Red Velvet Cake ingredients

Cream cheese frosting ingredients

You can make your own buttermilk adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to 1 cup of whole milk. After 15 minutes, you’ll have buttermilk.

Directions for cake

  1. Preheat oven to 355º F.
  2. Stir in a bowl flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. and mix using a whisk.
  3. In a different bowl mix butter with sugar until creamy.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and eggs, one a time, and beat until mix.
  5. Add red food coloring to buttermilk. Be careful with stains! It’s very hard to leave from clothes!
  6. Add dry ingredients from the first bowl (flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder) in 3 times, alternating with buttermilk, and beat.
  7. Put in a round cake pan. or in two small round cake pans.
  8. Put in the oven about 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake tests clean.
  9. Let cool.

Directions for frosting

  1. Beat the cream cheese until creamy in a bowl.
  2. Add butter and vanilla extract and beat.
  3. Finally, add confectioners’ sugar and mix well.


  1. Cut the cake horizontally in 2 pieces. If you’ve baked it in two cake pans, don’t have to cut it.
  2. Spread the top of first layer with frosting using a spatula. Add the second layer and spread more frosting. Then, spread the cream cheese frosting to cover the entire cake.
  3. Keep refrigerate for 4 hours.



You can bake cupcakes instead a cake. Put a cupcake pan and fill paper cupcake liners with the batter using two spoons. Put in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a inserted toothpick tests clean. Use cream cheese frosting to decorate cupcakes.