Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake
5 from 1 vote
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
This red velvet cake recipe is a modern classic. A delicious chocolate sponge with hints of tang that is perfect for a celebration or special occasion.

Nutrition: per serving



  • 280 g Plain Flour
  • 240 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 240 ml Buttermilk
  • 120 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Food Colouring Red
  • 1 tsp Vinegar White Wine
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 100 g Butter Unsalted, room temperature
  • 200 g Cream Cheese Room temperature
  • 400 g Icing Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk As needed


  • Preheat your oven to 175°C and grease two 20cm round cake pans.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, caster sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and red food colouring.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just blended.
  • In a small bowl, mix the white wine vinegar and baking soda together, then quickly add to the batter and mix well.
  • Divide the batter equally between the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Instructions for the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until creamy.
  • Gradually add the icing sugar and beat until combined.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and 2-3 tablespoons of milk as needed to reach a spreadable consistency.
  • Instructions for Assembling the Cake:
  • Place one of the cooled cake layers on a serving plate or cake stand.
  • Cover the top with a generous amount of cream cheese frosting.
  • Place the second cake layer on top.
  • Spread the remaining frosting over the top and sides of the cake, creating a smooth surface.
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious two-layer red velvet cake!

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