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Quick Red Velvet Cake

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 16

Enjoy this yummy red colored cake layered with frosting--a delicious dessert treat. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cake

1
box chocolate cake mix
1
cup water
1/2
cup sour cream
1/4
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
bottle (1 oz) red food color

Frosting

1/2
cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups milk
1 1/2
cups sugar
1 1/2
cups butter or margarine, softened
1
tablespoon vanilla

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pans.
  • 2
    Bake 31 to 36 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, cook flour and milk over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very thick. Cover surface with plastic wrap; cool to room temperature.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour mixture by tablespoonfuls, beating until smooth. Beat in vanilla.
  • 5
    Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with second layer, top side up. Frost side and top of cake with frosting. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Cake mix makes this favorite very easy, but everyone knows it's the frosting that makes this cake fabulous--and that's still made from scratch. Enjoy the cake with flavored coffees like amaretto or hazelnut.
  • SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix can also be used for a dark red velvet cake; omit cocoa.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
21g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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