Southern Red Velvet Cake


by Francis Cormier

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Southern Red Velvet Cake

Recipe Courtesy Of Cakeman Raven, Cakeman Raven Confectionery, NYC


Vegetable Oil For Pans

2 ½ cups Flour  

1 ½ cups Sugar

1 TSP Baking Soda

1TSP Salt

1 TSP Coco Powder

1 ½ cups Vegetable Oil

1 cup Buttermilk

2 Eggs Large

2 T Red Food Coloring

1 TSP White Distilled Vinegar

1 TSP Vanilla Extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

Preheat the oven to 350˚

Lightly oil and flour 3  9" round cake pans


In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder

In another large bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla

Using a stand mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined

and a smooth batter is formed

Divide the cake batter evenly among the prepared cake pans.  Place the pans in the oven evenly spaced apart.

Remove the cakes from the oven and run a knife around the edges to loosen them from the sides of the pans. 

One at a time, inverted the cakes onto a plate and then re-invert them onto a cooling rack, rounded sides up. Let cool completely.

Frost with cream cheese icing in between layers and on the outside.