Extra Moist Red Velvet Cake

LauraLynn Binder


I can't take complete credit for this recipe. I originally got it online, I just tweaked it a little to serve my needs. ;)


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10 Min
35 Min


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  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 2 c
  • 4
  • 1/2 oz
    red food coloring
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    butter flavoring
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk *** see direction #6 for a good substitute
  • 1 c
    sour cream

How to Make Extra Moist Red Velvet Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease pans. (I usually use heart shaped ones) =)
  2. In small bowl, sift flour, salt & soda together. Add the cocoa powder.
  3. In larger bowl, beat butter & sugar together. Add one egg at a time. Beat until smooth
  4. Add wet ingredients to egg mixture. At low speed, add a little (about half a cup) of flour mixture at a time.
  5. Bake 35-40 minutes for cake, 20-30 minutes for cupcakes ;)
  6. ***(a good substitute for buttermilk is 1/4-1/2 Tbsp (or even 1/8 of a cup if that's easier for you to measure) of lemon juice + the remainder of the cup of milk... let sit for a few minutes, stir then add)

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About Extra Moist Red Velvet Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #red, #velvet

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