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Ravishing Red Velvet Cake

Sonamjeet Kaur
30 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Ravishing Red Velvet Cake RECIPE

Quick & Easy Red Velvet Cake

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Kids Birthday
  • American
  • Baking
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 1/2 cup shortening
  2. 1/2 cup shortening
  3. 2 eggs, room temperature
  4. 1 teaspoon butter flavored extract
  5. 4 tablespoons red food coloring
  6. 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  7. 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  10. 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  11. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  12. 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  13. 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  14. 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  15. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round pans.
  2. Beat shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated. Stir in butter flavoring. Make a paste with food coloring and cocoa and add to the shortening mixture.
  3. Mix buttermilk, salt, baking soda and vinegar; add to batter alternating with the flour mixture.
  4. Divide batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back when touched lightly with a finger or tester comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes. Cook completely on wire rack.
  5. To Make Cream Cheese Frosting: beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix until well blended.

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Ruchi Gaur
Ruchi Gaur   Feb-14-2018

Excellent recipe.

Sonali Sonawane
Sonali Sonawane   Feb-08-2018

Nice recipe, I'll definitely try this.

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