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Red Velvet Cake


For the cake

  • All purpose flour – 2 1/4 cups
  • Cocoa powder – 4 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Butter – 1/2 cup (You can also use olive oil instead)
  • Red food colouring – 3 tblsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 1/2 cup
  • Eggs – 2
  • Buttermilk – 1 cup

For the frosting

  • Cream cheese/Butter – 16 oz (should be at room temperature)
  • Sugar – as needed (app. 1 lb)
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp


For the Cake

  1. Beat the eggs with a fork or mixer. Add oil and blend again.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients i.e flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add this to the beaten egg. Add the buttermilk little by little until the mixture is nicely blended.
  4. Finally blend in the red food colour and vanilla extract.
  5. Divide and spread the batter uniformly in 2 9 “cake pans or 3 8″cake pans.
  6. Bake for 20 -30 minutes in the oven preheated to 350 degree F. Check if the cake is done by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the cake. It should come out clean.
  7. Switch off the oven and cool the cake before applying the frosting. Cut the top to make it flat before applying the frosting.

For The Frosting

  1. In a large bowl beat the cream cheese/ butter or a combination of both.
  2. Beat the sugar and vanilla extract too until a fluffy frosting is ready.
  3. Spread the frosting around and in between the layers of cake.