Hershey's® Red Velvet Cake

Hershey's® Red Velvet Cake

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"This is a red-tinted chocolate sheet cake with white frosting. It can also be baked in heart-shaped pans."
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Ingredients

servings 456 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.7g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 406 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl; add eggs and vanilla, beating well. Stir together buttermilk and food color. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; add alternately to butter mixture with buttermilk mixture, mixing well. Stir in baking soda and vinegar. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost; garnish with chocolate chips, if desired. About 15 servings.
  4. Variation: For heart shapes: Using open-topped heart-shaped cookie cutter (at least 1-1/2 inches deep and 3-inches wide), cut cake into 12 hearts. Frost and decorate as directed.
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Reviews

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Most helpful positive review

This cake is well worth the cost of a few bottles of red food coloring! I used real butter, and followed the recipe to the letter, including the store-bought frosting, which I normally don't li...

Most helpful critical review

When I saw the hershey recipe, I thought that I had found a great recipe, afterall it's by Hershey, right? Wrong! There are so many changes that I had to make that I won't be making this cake a...

This cake is well worth the cost of a few bottles of red food coloring! I used real butter, and followed the recipe to the letter, including the store-bought frosting, which I normally don't li...

When I saw the hershey recipe, I thought that I had found a great recipe, afterall it's by Hershey, right? Wrong! There are so many changes that I had to make that I won't be making this cake a...

This is the ABSOLUTE BEST RED VELVET CAKE recipe I have ever used. I made this for my mother-in-law's birthday and everyone loved it.

I omitted the red food coloring and used cream cheese icing with chocolate chips; it was delicious.

This was a great cake. I made it for a Valentine's Day party (not the heart cut-outs as pictured; I stuck to the 9x13 option). Everyone loved it and more people are enjoying it at work today as ...

I bake cakes for others quite often and was asked to make a Red Velvet cake for a company Valentines Day party. Since I'd never made this cake before, I inquired about a recipe and was referred...

Delicious and moist..beats all others.

Growing up, Mom made this cake every Valentines Day. We all looked forward to it & I have fond memories of it, though I haven't had it in years- her recipe is from an old Hershey cookbook. Now...

I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for a party and they were a huge hit. Even my friend who usually hates cake couldn't stop eating them. They were a little drier than I would...