Easy Red Velvet Cake 2 Reviews By Anonymous recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 48 Print Simple, simple, simple! The easiest recipe for a red velvet cake I have ever found. My husband LOVES this. Easy Red Velvet Cake Ingredients 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix1 (3.5 ounce) package non-instant chocolate pudding mixred food coloring, as desired1/2 cup buttermilk Instructions 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 2 Prepare cake according to package directions, substituting half of the water called for with buttermilk (approximately 1/2 cup). Stir in pudding mix and food coloring. 3 Pour into cake pan(s) and bake according to package directions.