• Cooking Time: 40
  • Servings: 16
  • Preparation Time: 20


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 bottle (1 ounce) McCormick® Red Food Color
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans.
  • Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack.


Moist and luscious, classic red velvet cake is as delightful to behold as it is to eat!

Categories: Cake  Dessert 

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