Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Red Velvet Cake is a wonderful sweet dessert for special occasions such as New Year and Birthday. Learn how to make/prepare Red Velvet Cake by following this easy recipe.
Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 9.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 2-1/2 Cups cake flour
  • 1 Cup vegetable shortening
  • 1-1/2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Cocoa powder
  • 2 Ounces red food coloring
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • White frosting

    For White Frosting:
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 1 Cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
How to make Red Velvet Cake:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl of a mixer, cream together the shortening, sugar and eggs.
  • Take a separate bowl and combine together the cocoa and food coloring.
  • Combine this paste with the shortening mixture.
  • Sift flour and salt together over the parchment.
  • Combine the shortening mixture to the flour batter alternately with the buttermilk in 3 additions.
  • Add the vanilla extract to it and fold in the baking soda and vinegar.
  • Transfer the batter into 2 greased 9 inch cake pans and bake for about 30 minutes till an inserted cake tester comes out clean.
  • Let it cool on a cooling rack and reverse the cakes from the pans.
  • For frosting, cook the flour and milk on medium flame, until thickened.
  • Let it cool, meanwhile in the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter, vanilla and sugar till light and fluffy.
  • Combine it with the flour mixture, mix well.
  • Frost the top of the first layer with frosting and place the second layer on the top.
  • Frost the entire cake with rest of the frosting.