Jun 132011
 

Red Velvet Cake is one of my favorite cakes and it holds a couple special memories. First it was one of the last things I made my Dad before he passed and he was able to eat an entire piece with 2 cups of milk.  Second I  have fond memories of my aunt making it when I visited.  She said she hasn’t it made it for quite sometime but she did send me this shortcut recipe she cut out of the Tompkinsville newspaper (the town I was born in).  I tried the recipe and it was even better than the all “scratch” version.  Hope you try the recipe and if you have a great version please share with us.  You will notice the recipe calls for sweet milk in place of water,  that is what they used to call regular milk.  I used skim but you can use whatever you like.  I made the cake in two 9″ round pans but it is equally as good in a 9 x 13  and iced right in the pan for easy to go cake!

Super Simple Red Velvet Cake
Ingredients
  • 1 box yellow cake mix (no pudding)
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 large eggs (or as called for on box)
  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • sweet milk (substitute for water amount called for on box)
  • sweet milk simply means milk)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients and pour into two 9″ greased and floured pans.
  2. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done.
  3. Cool and Frost with Cream Cheese Icing.
  4. To make Icing: Cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Gradually mix in powdered sugar. Stir in nuts.
  5. Spread on cooled cake.

 

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  7 Responses to “Red Velvet Cake”

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  2. Pokey says
    It’s much eaesir to understand when you put it that way!

  3. What a great short cut. My daughter has already requested red velvet for her birthday in September…so if I’m short on time, this will be my go to recipe. Thanks!!!

  4. Wow! That sounds amazing..botht he boxed version and of course, the real deal! Great recipe! Keep ’em coming and have a great evening! 🙂

  5. Bestfoodies says
    Thank you, don’t really like beets so I will be interested in hearing how that tastes or if it even changes it. It is my understanding that the original color came from meat juices…yuk!!!! Not sure if that is true but I read that in several places.

  6. I typically don’t make red velvet, but want to try making it with beet powder for the natural color. Love this!

    • Thank you, don’t really like beets so I will be interested in hearing how that tastes or if it even changes it. It is my understanding that the original color came from meat juices…yuk!!!! Not sure if that is true but I read that in several places.

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