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How can I bake a moist red velvet cake?

I’m super excited to share the Cream Cheese Red Velvet Cake recipe with you today, but before that, I have something to say that might surprise you…

I’m not a big fan of red velvet.

I know it’s pretty common. However, most of the red velvet desserts I’ve tried have been tasteless, dry, or horribly sugary. Plus, there’s never enough chocolate in my book, because honestly, the cocoa light work in the red velvet cake makes me angry!

I am happy to report that I have developed a wonderful dish that even I love to eat. This doesn’t mean I’ll give up my chocolate cake any time soon, but I do have a red velvet cake recipe for now.

What is red velvet cake? Red velvet cake is just a chocolate cake with real red color?

Red Velvet Cake is a favorite dessert in the American South. While the traditional recipe is different from the modern one, it is now often made with small amounts of cocoa powder, buttermilk, gypsum, and food coloring as the main ingredients. Its name just alludes to both its color and its smooth, delicate feel. It’s not a real chocolate cake, but it does have a hint of chocolate flavor.

Bake the Best Red Velvet Cake: Uses ROOM TEMPERATURE ingredients!

With the exception of hot coffee/hot water, you really want to make sure your eggs and buttermilk are fully brought to room temperature. This will aid in the formation of a consistent and cohesive dough and cake.

Why use hot coffee or hot water in a cake recipe?

Hot coffee is the main ingredient in my Red Velvet Cake, just like in my Best Chocolate Cake recipe. If you don’t have a drive, just use hot water. The coffee helps bring out that chocolate flavor, and the heat of the liquid helps to ‘bloom’ the cocoa, bringing out its full flavor.

What If I Don’t Have Buttermilk?

Buttermilk works best in this recipe to provide a soft and rich cake. That’s a valid spec (along with firepower, of course!). Additional information on the science of dairy can be found in my article Buttermilk 101. I would not recommend the buttermilk substitute. If you must, use whole milk instead, but keep in mind that final taste and texture may vary.

What color food is best for red velvet cake?

I strongly recommend using gel food coloring for red velvet cakes rather than liquid or ‘natural’ food coloring. You will need at least 3 coffee rolls, there may be more options by brand, so don’t just buy a small glass jar (0.75 oz). Choose one larger bottle or two smaller bottles. Americolor or Chefmaster gel food coloring are my favorites.

General instructions How to make red velvet cake:

  1. Making Red Velvet cake dough:
  2. Prepare an 8-inch round tricycle with parchment round pan, spray non-combustible food spray on the parchment and the edges of the mirror.
  3. Set aside for 5 minutes as you whip the hot coffee and polish the chocolate.
  4. Whisk together dry ingredients of flour, flour, flour, flour and mark in a separate medium bowl.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, vegetable oil, and melted butter.
  6. Beat eggs and egg yolks until combined. Whisk together buttermilk, vanilla extract, and food coloring.
  7. Harmonious combination and coffee. Sift the 3 parts flour into the wet ingredients, folding until blended.
  8. Equal scaling among prepared protocols. Hit the bottom many times.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until test strip comes out clean, at 325°F.
    Place cupcakes on a cooling rack to cool. Once touched, slide a rotating knife around the edges to loosen the cake and cool it back down. To complete all.

Make cream cheese ice cream:

  1. On medium-high speed, beat cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer equipped with the vane attachment (or hand mixer) until light, creamy, and smooth.
  2. Along the edges and bottom of the pot to remove any remaining debris.
  3. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. On low speed, gradually add the confectioner’s sugar and mix until the buttercream is frothy.


  1. Place one of the cake layers on a plate or cake stand, flat side facing up.
  2. Use a third of the frosting to fill the bottom layer of cake, then cover with a second cake layer on top and repeat. Place the last layer of cake on top, like the flat side down. Use the remaining frosting to chill the edges and top of the cake, smoothing it out with an offset.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve!

What kind of oven to use for red velvet cake?

This recipe calls for three 8-inch cupcakes. Fat Daddio’s pancakes are my favorite because they bake evenly and are easy to clean. If you use the paste against a dark colored rice paper, the buns will be dry or overcooked.

Can I use a 9-inch Cake Pan instead?

Although this recipe is designed specifically for an 8-inch cake pan, you can bake it in a 9-inch cake pan. Since there will be more dough in each oven, extend the baking time by about 5 to 10 minutes.

How to prevent Red Velvet cake from being eliminated:

Use paper circles to line each cake. I like them because they have games for you to easily remove the layers of cooked cake. Cover the sides of the matches and paper with a fireproof cooking pot.

What kind of Frosting goes best with Red Velvet Cake?

Cream cheese frosting is the traditional topping for red velvet cakes! Its sour taste contrasts well with the sweetness of the cake layers. If you want something more solid or to create unique cake decorations, use my Best Buttercream instead.

Favorite tool for cake layer:

  • Parchment ring
  • Plastic side scraper offset offset  turning tables
  • Fresh sieve

Can I make Red Velvet Cupcakes instead?

Although this recipe was developed for cake layers, you can turn it into cupcakes in no time. Pour batter into 3/4 cupcake pan and bake for 17 to 20 minutes.

How to make the cake in advance & How to freeze the red velvet cake:

You can completely wrap the peeled, uncut, and uncut cake layers in multiple layers of food wrap. Place in a freezer bag or other sealed container. Refrigerate up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge (don’t be sure to freeze at room temperature otherwise the cake will go mushy).

How to store Homemade red velvet cake recipe:

Refrigerate for up to 3 days after incubating in a cake thermos and store at room temperature for up to 6 hours.

Related question

What is the secret to baking a pancake?

Move in:

  1. Use Buttermilk instead of milk.
  2. Add vegetable oil.
  3. Use Instant Clearjel or Instant Pudding Mix.
  4. Use the right formula.
  5. Don’t bake for too long.
  6. Instead of baking separately, bake in the casserole.
  7. Use a simple syrup or yeast.

Why is my red velvet cake so dry?

  • Dry cake is usually the result of one of the following mistakes: using the wrong ingredients, wondering when to mix the dough, baking for too long or at too high a temperature. After learning how to prevent figure baking mistakes, you’ll be able to make a cake every time.
  • What ingredients make the cake so soft?
  • Baking powder, which is smoother and contains less protein than all-purpose flour, is a key factor in the softness and overall weight of the cake. Because cake flour has less protein, it produces less gluten. Cakes become less thick, textured, and plump in the absence of gluten.
  • Should I use milk or water for the red velvet cake?
  • In the case of red velvet cake, replace the water with milk or buttermilk of equal proportions. Instead, use half water and half sour cream. For a rich texture, combine all of these ingredients synchronously into the dough, preferably with a mixer.