Amy Herald Recipe

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

By Amy Herald Meave

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Amy's Story

This is the Paula Deen Recipe for Red Velvet cake. It is a rich, moist and Delicious Cake! I like to decorate it a little fancy and garnish with maraschino cherries for looks.


2 1/2 c
all-purpose flour (recommended: white lily)
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cocoa powder
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 1/2 c
canola oil
1 tsp
white vinegar
1 (1 oz) bottle
red food coloring
1 tsp
1 c
for the frosting:
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 (8 oz) pkg
cream cheese, softened
1 lb
box of powdered sugar
1 c
lightly toasted pecan chips

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) round layer cake pans.Sift flour, baking soda and coco together. Beat sugar and eggs together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl mix together oil, vinegar, food coloring, and vanilla. Add to the bowl of eggs and sugar and beat until combined.
Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the wet mixture by alternating the buttermilk and dry ingredients. Always start with the flour and end with the flour.
Pour batter into pans. Tap them on the table to level out the batter and release air bubbles. Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted near the middle comes out clean but be careful not to over bake or you'll end up with a dry cake. Let cake stand for five minutes then turn out onto wire rack to cool.
For the Frosting:
Let margarine and cream cheese soften to room temperature. Cream well. Add sugar and beat until mixed but not so much that the frosting becomes "loose". Add vanilla and nuts. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Cream, #cheese, #red, #velvet

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Dec 13, 2012 - Melanie B shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Amy Herald Meave
Dec 13, 2012
Happy to hear it Melanie! :)
Melanie B MelBelle
Dec 13, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Melanie B MelBelle
Dec 13, 2012
YUM! I made mine in 2 round pans, so it took a little longer to cook. (I only have 2 that are the same size!) LOL This is a really yummy cake, just what I was looking for. Thanks for posting.
Melanie B MelBelle
Dec 12, 2012
I just took this out of the oven. I think I will add a splash of vanilla to the frosting, too. It smells SOOOO good. I can't wait to eat it tomorrow.