I’ve tryed many recipes for red velvet cake they eather are bitter or have so mutch coco they become a chocolate cake.this is a perfect ballance


  • 1 1/2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coco powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 oz. liqued red food color
  • 2 tsp. white vineger
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour


  1. heat oven 350 dagrees
    in large bowl with mixer on med. hi speed beat butter, sugar,coco powder baking soda,salt and vanilla 2 minutes until creamy Beat in eggs one at a time until blended .
    In a 2 cup measure cup, stir buttermilk, food color and vinegar until well blended. Add flour alternating with buttermilk mixture in 3 instalments do not over mix . spread batter into prepared pans bake until tooth pic inserted in center comes out clean about 35 or 40 minutes.


jwlady Says... 2010-11-12 14:49:48

You know this is the same recipe that is for a standard red velet cake? They are all the same and the bitterness comes from the food color. I use Wiltin's no-Taste red coloring...doesnt change your cake taste...

ChefDebb54 Says... 2010-11-12 17:42:36

Same as always. Old, Old Recipe

Tug Says... 2010-11-13 16:20:09

Old recipe, but is it any good? Looking for a review please.

thin4life Says... 2010-11-13 19:18:16

This recipe is so filled with spelling errors it is hard to read. I would be afraid to try it because who knows if the measurements are right.

jayjas096 Says... 2010-11-13 22:46:52

ive naver ate red velvet cake, is it good?

mamcole Says... 2010-11-14 21:33:12

I use the red velvet cake recipe that Paula Deen attributes to her grandmother. I use the liquid food color from the grocery store. Her recipe calls for 2 ounces of it. It doesn't taste overly chocolate. It is not bitter. I have people who won't eat anyone else's red velvet cake.

cookie_me Says... 2010-11-14 22:55:26

Hi Guys<

Being out for a wile, some things never change jayjas096 use the recepie, make the cake, try it then coment, this is not and english literature or spelling b web site . Mamcole where can we find the Paula Deen recepie your refering to . I will like to try it Thanks iin advance Cookie_me

cookie_me Says... 2010-11-14 23:22:50

My apologies to jayjas096 I was refering to "thinforlife" on the spelling isue

mamcole Says... 2010-11-15 07:19:12

Hi cookie_me -- the recipe is on the Food Network. Go to it and do a search for Red Velvet Cake. It is called Grandmother Paula's Red Velvet Cake. Absolutely delicious.

suzie1962 Says... 2010-11-15 07:26:02

I use the Grandmother Paula's Red Velvet Cake recipe and it is wonderful. I do make a couple of changes though. I take out one Tablespoon of flour. To the food color/cocoa mixture, I add another Tablespoon of cocoa powder. I only use one ounce of food color and add another Tablespoon or so of water. Also, use apple cider vinegar instead of just regular vinegar. To the flour mixture, add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. It turns out really great!!

carmijok Says... 2010-11-15 09:49:18

Sorry, but that's a lot of cocoa. I only use a couple of teaspoons. Any more and you've got a chocolate cake...which red velvet isn't. To me red velvet should taste almost like a butter cake with a slight 'tang' to it. That's the best way I can describe the indescribable 'red velvet' taste.

GerriW Says... 2010-11-16 03:04:08

Thin4life, get over yourself, spelling mistakes, if there are any, are immaterial, boxerbabe was good enough to share this recipe isn't that what this is all about!!!!!!!!!! Thank you boxerbabe, Red velvet cake is not something we have here, and I have been looking for a recipe for ages...Thanks again GerriW

Tpac Says... 2011-03-11 13:51:01

I agree with jayjas096. Spelling does count.

manman1977 Says... 2011-03-21 12:25:43

Red Velvet Cake is a southern staple and as a southern girl who has to make red velvet for many functions and events I will say that this recipe is very close to an old southern recipe my grandmother used. If you've never eaten red velvet you must try it and always with a cream cheese icing. It is one of the best cakes you will ever eat. Be careful of the baking times though. One minute overcooked and it is an extremely dry cake.

shens00k Says... 2011-06-24 10:20:10

I'm glad I'm not "spell check crazy", or I wouldn't have some wonderful recipes that were written by my grandmother. Just saying.

FireWingFaerie Says... 2011-07-06 06:53:21

I have been looking for the "old southern " Red velvet cake.. I live in North Carolina (orginally from PA) and my clients want the real red velvet ! nothing doctored or messed with! lol Thanks for the recipe!

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