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.

Halloween cupcakes

It’s Halloween time! You can bake several cupcakes using official Halloween colors ; orange and black.

Cupcakes ingredients (makes 12).

Frosting ingredients

Directions for cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F and line a standard cupcake pan with paper cupcake liners.
  2. Put the softened butter and sugar in a bowl. Using a electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat eggs, one a time, until combine.
  4. In a different bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, spices and cocoa powder.
  5. Add the second bowl to the butter mixture in two batches alternating with milk mixing to form a smooth batter.
  6. Using two spoons, fill about ¾ of each paper cupcake liners.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake tests clean.
  8. To cool, transfer to a wire rack.

Directions for frosting

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar with a electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Separate 2 tablespoons of frosting in a small bowl.
  3. Add orange (or red and yellow) food coloring to the big bowl to make a orange frosting.
  4. Add black food coloring to frosting’s rest.
  5. Fill a pastry bag with orange frosting and decorate each cupcake using your favorite pastry tip.
  6. Fill a pastry bag with black frosting and make the details.


Serving suggestions

  1. You can use several candies to top the cupcakes.
  2. You can fill the cupcakes with pumpkin butter. Yummy!


Cupcakes with orange frosting

Cupcakes with orange frosting

Decorated cupcakes.

Decorated cupcakes.