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{Red Velvet} Wedding Cake

{Red Velvet} Wedding Cake

{Red Velvet} Wedding Cake!  Moist, delicious and the perfect flavor to celebrate a February Wedding!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 25 people
Calories 490kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


For the Red Velvet Cake

  • 3 Cups All purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Vegetable or Canola oil
  • 1 Cup Unsalted butter ,melted
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Jar of red colored food paste. ,I used wilton's no taste red If you don't you run the risk of having a bitter flavor to the cake

For the cream cheese frosting

  • 1 ,8 ounce package Cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Sticks Unsalted butter ,softened
  • 3-5 Cup Confectioner sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 Degrees F. Grease and flour two 10 inch cake pans. I also line the bottoms with wax paper cut in a round 10 inch circle to insure the cake comes out without sticking.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.
  • In a large bowl mix together the sugar oil and melted butter with a hand mixer on medium speed for about 3 minutes. Scrape sides with a spatula as you mix.
  • Add eggs one at a time and mix to incorporate. Mix in vinegar and vanilla.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients, mix well and then add half of the buttermilk and mix.
  • Repeat adding remaining dry ingredients and buttermilk.
  • Add the red food coloring and mix until color is incorporated.
  • Poor batter evenly between both pans and bake on center rack until cake is done and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • About 30-40 minutes.
  • Cool cakes and remove to cooling rack.
  • Once completely cooled ice with cream cheese frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl whip butter and cream cheese together for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy. (Make sure they are both softened or it will be lumpy)
  • Add 3 cups of confectioner sugar and mix well. If frosting still seems soupy add more confectioner sugar until a spreadable consistency is achieved.
  • Add vanilla and mix well.


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg