Red Velvet Cake Recipe, with Cream Cheese Frosting

As you can see, with a food category on my blog, I’m a foodie, for my 1st post under food, I thought i should share one of my favorite cake recipes, ENJOY!

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or canola
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 30-60ml red food colouring (depends how deep you want the colour)
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • ½ cup of prepared plain hot coffee


  •  60g butter
  • 250ml icing sugar
  • 230g Cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 30ml cream


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and vegetable oil.
  4. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food colouring until combined.
  5. Stir in the coffee and white vinegar.
  6. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients a little at time, mixing after each addition, just until combined.
  7. Generously grease and flour two round, 9 inch cake pans with non-stick spray/ butter and flour.
  8. Pour the batter evenly into each pan.
  9. Bake in the middle rack for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Do not over bake as cake will continue to cook as it cools.
  10. Let pans cool on a cooling rack until the pans are warm to the touch.
  11. Slide a knife or offset spatula around the inside of the pans to loosen the cake from the pan.
  12. Remove the cakes from the pan and let them cool.

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  1. Mix butter and Icing sugar until pale
  2. Add cream cheese and vanilla essence and mix well
  3. Add cream and beat for 1 more minute
  4. Spread a third of the icing on top of one cake and sandwich the cakes together
  5. Spread the remaining icing on the sides and on top

NOTE: Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting when the cakes have cooled completely.

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