Red Velvet Cake

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (1 ounce) bottle red food color
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Red Velvet Frosting

  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Cake: Combine sifted flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa in bowl.
  3. Cream oil and sugar in separate bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beat well after each addition.
  4. Add food coloring, mix until well blended.
  5. Combine buttermilk and baking soda. Mix well. Add to oil-sugar mixture alternately with dry ingredients.
  6. Add vinegar and vanilla extract. Mix well and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. Frost with Red Velvet Frosting.
  8. Red Velvet Frosting: Cook flour and milk until thick. Stir constantly.
  10. Cream margarine and sugar well.
  11. Add vanilla extract; beat.
  12. Add flour and milk mixture. Beat until right consistency to spread. Will get really fluffy.

Contributed to by bhen55 11/9/03.

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