- 1 package fudge marble cake mix (regular size)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 1 bottle (1 ounce) red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine the contents of cake mix and baking soda. Add the buttermilk, eggs, food coloring and vanilla; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
- Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- For frosting, whisk flour and milk in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cover and cool to room temperature.
- In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add milk mixture; beat for 10 minutes or until fluffy. Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews forEasy Red Velvet Cake
"This is the BEST and easiest red velvet cake I have ever made. My husband absolutely loved it and the icing is out of this world. You have got to try this. It is my red velvet cake recipe from now on. I would give it 10 stars if I could. I did double the icing as someone suggested. I split the layers and made 4 thinner layers. You will need the extra icing if you do that."
"This review is mainly for the frosting! It is SO nice to find a Red Velvet recipe that uses REAL Red Velvet frosting. I was introduced to Red Velvet cake by the Southern cooks in my family when I was a little girl years ago. REAL Red Velvet cake has this kind of icing, not that nasty cloying cream cheese frosting. I don't know where that idea came from. I won't eat Red Velvet cake from bakeries because they use cream cheese frosting, which is for Carrot cake, IMHO. When you follow the directions this frosting is perfect for almost any cake. Very fluffy and not too sweet. Perfect!"
"Tray a small can of crushed pineapples. Get out all the juice with paper towels. mix with some of the frosting enough to cover the middle of the cake."
"I did not do the listed frosting. I did the frosting from the Pumpkin Sheet cake recipe (another one of my favorites)"
"This is a great cake. The frosting is my "go to" white frosting. It is a favorite of everyone. Make sure you chill the flour mixture until it is cold."
"easiest red cake ever! moister and tastier than the old fashion recipes. wish i would have found it sooner."
"It was okay. I would definitely use a different frosting next time, maybe like others said and do a cream cheese one."