Really Red Red Velvet Cake
80 mins (prep 45, cooking 35)
17 ingredients
12 servings
This makes a great birthday cake! I first heard of a red velvet cake when I saw the movie "Steel Magnolias" and went on a hunt to find a great recipe for this famous cake. This recipe is my version of one I found originally in "Taste of Home Great Desserts." My version differs from tradition slightly in that I like to tint the frosting red as well, making it really, really red. For the brightest red color for your frosting, use paste food coloring (such as those sold in small jars by Wilton), but you will also need a bottle of liquid food coloring to dye the cake red as well. I also have made the frosting pink for little girls' birthday cakes and baby showers. Prep time does not include cooling time and allows for a little extra time for icing the cake.

Categories:  north-american , taste~mood , equipment , <-4-hours , time-to-make , holiday , chocolate , sweet , weeknight , kid-friendly , cakes , oven , american , valentine's-day , southern-u.s. , dessert ,
Share on Newzsocial



Serving Size (162.73 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 637.42 Calories from Fat 243.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27.03g 498.94%
Saturated Fat 12.17g 730.45%
Trans Fat 1.31g %
Cholesterol 44.64mg 178.55%
Sodium 232.9mg 116.45%
Total Carbohydrate 96.76g 387.04%
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g 47.83%
Sugars 70.45 g %
Protein 3.91g 93.87%
Vitamin A 527.98IU% Vitamin C 0.18mg%
Calcium 35.01mg% Iron 1.46mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs, red food coloring, unsweetened cocoa powder, food coloring