Moist Red Velvet Cake




Every year around Christmas time, my family honors a tradition that has founded many families like mine; we gather around a table with one food item from each person and feast. For the longest time, I've been wanting to make a dessert and try to come up with my own red velvet cake recipe. This is my third attempt at making one and I nailed it. I believe this could be an awesome gift to give someone if made as cupcakes and there are a lot of ways to personalize it and make it special.

Step 1: Ingredients

  1. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  2. 1 oz. water
  3. 4 tsp. cocoa
  4. 1 tsp. vinegar
  5. 1 oz. liquid red food coloring
  6. 2 1/2 cups flour
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  8. 1 tsp. baking soda
  9. Icing/toppings of your choosing

Step 2:

Mix together 1 1/2 C. of sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and 1 C. margarine. Blend until puffy.

Step 3:

Add the 2 eggs, 1 oz. of water, 4 tsp. cocoa, 1 tsp. of vinegar, 1 oz. of red food coloring, 2 1/2 C. flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. baking soda to the mixer and mix until creamy.

Step 4:

Lightly grease a 9x9 inch pan.

Step 5:

Once the batter is smooth, move it into the pan.

Step 6:

Cook at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. The edges should be crispy and the center hardened. Let it sit for another 20 minutes to cool.

Step 7:

Spread your choice of icing and toppings ( I just used store bought cream cheese icing with no toppings), and enjoy.

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    4 Discussions


    1 year ago

    The picture with the cake in the pan seems confusing. That doesn't look like a 9x13 pan, but a 9x9 or 8x8 pan. Also, your recipe has 2 1/2 flour, but not a unit, I'm assuming it's cups?


    1 year ago

    I've been looking for a good red velvet recipe, looks like this one is it!

    Are you using liquid or gel food colour for this?


    1 year ago

    WOW! I would love to eat one of those!


    1 year ago

    That looks delicious :)