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Red Velvet Cake III Recipe

Red Velvet Cake III

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Original recipe makes 1 9 x 13-inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Mix together cake mix, 1 box pudding mix, eggs, oil, food coloring, water, vinegar, and cocoa. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool.
  4. Beat together milk and cream cheese. Mix in 1 box pudding mix. Fold in whipped topping. Spread on cooled cake. Refrigerate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 04, 2004

I was a little concerned with the reviews about dryness and bland flavor and color. Neither dryness or color was an issue. I substituted 1/2 c of melted butter for veg. oil, and put in 3 T of cocoa. This was a moist, delicious cake, the entire family LOVED it. Served with my own icing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 26, 2007

This is a so-so cake. Easy enough for a beginner cook, or a person who doesn't have enough time to actually make a traditional Red velvet cake w/ a butter roux frosting

Mar 24, 2007

Oh yeah - this is the recipe for me, a busy mom who needs shortcuts. I just made these for a bake sale. The recipe makes 24+1(for the cook, of course)cupcakes. They are incredibly moist, dense, and RED. My modifications: -white cake mix -3T of cocoa -1 full oz of red coloring I chose to go with another frosting (Cream Cheese Frosting II from this site) because I prefer more of a dense cream cheese taste and texture. It's perfect with these cupcakes.

Dec 04, 2003

I took this cake to an office potluck for Christmas and it was gone in 10 minutes. Everyone LOVED it!! It was moist and wonderful!! I was skeptical about the frosting but it was a refreshing treat, light and just right!! Excellent recipe, I will make it again and again and everyone will think I worked hard doing it! Easy and excellent!!

Sep 14, 2003

I have never liked red velvet cake until I made this recipe!!!!! I made it for my boyfriend's birthday because it's his favorite and we both couldn't stop eating it. I served it to several people and everyone said it was the best they ever had. I used a more traditional cream cheese frosting so I can't comment on the frosting. I don't know why it has gotten some reviews that it's bland because mine turned out absolutely moist and delicious. Wonderful recipe!!!!!!

Feb 19, 2007

I have never had any other Red Velvet cake, so I don't know what to compare it to. But at any rate, THIS IS SOOOO GOOD! I did make a few changes suggested by other reviewers. I used 4 tablespoons of cocoa, one tablespoon of vanilla, and two 1oz bottles of the food coloring. I also used the moist yellow cake mix. I didn't have time to make the icing, so I used a store bought whipped cream cheese icing. I put some chopped pecans on top. It was wonderful!

Aug 06, 2005

I liked this recipe alot. I used twice the cocoa, twice the red food coloring, and I added vanilla extract. I did not make the icing. I used store bought cream cheese icing.

Dec 01, 2005

Red Velvet cake is a family favorite, and this recipe is the easiest I've ever used! I double up on the cocoa, and use store-bought icing. We LOVE it!


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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