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This recipe I found on line and will use forever! I made the cupcakes as favors for our wedding and they were a hit. The recipe is for cupcakes but can be divided into two round cake pans for the traditional Red Velvet Cake YUM!


  • 3-3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 cups cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder or 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 ounce red food coloring paste
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 3 eggs


  • preheat oven to 350°F
  • sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder (or cream of tarter), and salt into medium bowl
  • whisk buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring in small bowl to blend
  • beat sugar and butter in large bowl until well fluffy, 3 minutes
  • add eggs 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition, about 30 seconds
  • beat in dry ingredients in 4 additions alternately with buttermilk mixture in 3 additions
  • scoop into cupcake tins
  • bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 20 minutes
  • cool in pans 10 minutes
  • cool completely on racks

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