"Moist and delicious easy cake!" — Mary
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1 (18.25 ounce) package
yellow cake mix
1 (3.5 ounce) package
instant vanilla pudding mix
red food coloring
distilled white vinegar
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (8 ounce) package
1 (8 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping, thawed
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.
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
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.
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!!
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!!!!!!
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!
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.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Red Velvet Cake III
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 166
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