Red Velvet Cake

I happened upon Preppy Kitchen’s Red Velvet Cake Recipe and wanted to give it a try.

I had tried another red velvet cake recipe a few weeks ago that was just alright. Since the next few weeks there are a lot of family birthdays, what better time to try and find a delicious red velvet cake recipe?!

This one is up there with great recipes. I wish I had of let my butter come to more room temperature than I did for mixing the cake but it still turned out pretty great, I’d say!

Be sure to watch my video for more tips and fun


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-1 1/2 tsp red food coloring gel
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1 1/2cup chocolate chips
  • 2 blocks cream cheese (16oz total)
  • 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Butter and flour two 9” cake pans, set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt then set aside
  4. In a smaller bowl, mix together the food coloring, vinegar and buttermilk then set aside
  5. In a stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat one stick of the butter and granulated sugar together
  6. Then add the eggs, one at a time
  7. Add 1 tsp vanilla then the cocoa powder
  8. Add half of the flour mixture then half of the buttermilk mixture
  9. Add the chocolate chips to the rest of the flour and mix in that bowl and then add to the stand mixer
  10. Add the rest of the buttermilk
  11. Divide equally in the pans and bake for about 30 minutes
  12. Let them cool in the pans for a few minutes and then turn out onto a cooking rack and let cool completely before icing
  13. When it’s time to decorate, beat together the cream cheese and remaining three sticks of butter in the stand mixer with a paddle attachment
  14. Then add the remaining 1 tsp vanilla extract
  15. Now slowly add the powdered sugar until it’s all incorporated
  16. Build your cake however your little heart desires, you’re just gonna eat it anyways
  17. Let it set in the fridge for about an hour and then serve room temp for best deliciousness in your mouth hole
  18. Enjoy!


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