Red Velvet Cake {Recipe}

Last week I posted some Red Velvet Cupcakes with fondant ribbon roses… here is the cake version.  When I post cupcakes I’m often asked if the recipe would work well for a cake as well… so I figured I’d try both and you can choose your favorite!  This recipe is moist and flavorful and worked beautifully for both the cake and cupcakes.

 Here is the link for the Red Velvet Cake (or cupcakes) Recipe

This cake is frosted with my favorite Cream Cheese frosting (also included in the recipe linked above).  I frosted the outside as smooth as reasonably possible, added a few swirls of texture on the top, and finished the cake with some red fondant roses.  I have a full tutorial for How to make Fondant Ribbon Roses (here).  The outside of the cake is also adored with a thin red ribbon.  After the cake was frosted and chilled, I simply attached a piece of ribbon to the back of the cake with a dab of icing, wrapped it around a couple times and ended in the back again.

 

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47 Responses to “Red Velvet Cake {Recipe}”

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    mireia badia — February 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Beautiful! Red Velvet is one of my favourite types of cake!!

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    Jo — February 12, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    This looks so good!! I really want to try it. :)

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    Lulu's Sweet Secrets — February 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    So beautiful!I love it!

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    Jeni — February 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    That ribbon is a beautiful touch! Gorgeous work as usual, Glory! Thanks for sharing. :o)

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    cookiequeen — February 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Beautiful! Love the ribbon :)

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    sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more — February 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    so simple but perfect

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    bea masters — February 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    this is such an elegant cake! what size pan did you use?

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    lizy b — February 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    That's just so beautiful! Sadly, I can't let myself make cake too often. I don't know how to not eat the whole thing!

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    Cherry — February 12, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    So sweet and pretty! The fondant roses and red ribbon add a touch of elegance to the cake. And it looks absolutely PERFECT.

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    Joy Adams — February 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Truly beautiful. I'll have to try this one of these days. It looks really good and moist.

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    Sara — February 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Very elegant, love the ribbon!

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    SweetSugarBelle — February 12, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I would love to try this as long as I didn't have to make it! BEAUTIFUL!

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    Candy — February 13, 2012 at 12:11 am

    So beautiful! Very elegant!!! Thank you!

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    Susie @ Fold in the Flour — February 13, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Beautiful cake – it looks really lovely. Will have to try this soooon! Thanks for sharing :-)

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    the decorated cookie — February 13, 2012 at 4:06 am

    What a stunning cake!! This is just gorgeous. I bookmarked to make and to post later today on craft gossip :).

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 13, 2012 at 4:17 am

    This is so pretty!!

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    snødronningen — February 13, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Hi,so beautiful and pretty,i love it,

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    sweets — February 13, 2012 at 8:03 am

    Almost to pretty to eat.

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    sweets — February 13, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Almost to pretty to eat.

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    Xocolat and co — February 13, 2012 at 10:28 am

    So beautiful and elegant!!
    Susanna.

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    Jessica Lea — February 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    your blog is great! I recently used your cream cheese icing recipe for my blog http://www.sparklesandchampagne.com, it was amazing!

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    Gina@Bend Cookie Company — February 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Beautifully elegant! Looks yummy too!

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    MyFudo™ — February 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I hope I can find the time to prepare this cake this week. Looks really delicious. I'll just have it in 2 layers though. Thanks for sharing.

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    michael — February 14, 2012 at 3:15 am

    the cake is beautiful but the cream? oh god i think i just died!

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    Darla | Bakingdom — February 14, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Okay. The ribbon around the cake? Gorgeous!!

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    Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) — February 14, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Can just see this as a charming Mother's Day cake, too!

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    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — February 14, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Simply Beautiful!

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    Kareem — February 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Wow! Just Beautiful!

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious — February 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    This cake looks scrumptious! Yum!

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    Miss Apple — February 14, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Beautiful!!!! And Perfect!!

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    cookies and cups — February 15, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Gasp! So incredibly pretty! So simple, but such an impact.

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    SerenaB — February 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    These look amazing! I love red velvet and the roses are so cute!

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    Tracy @ Daily Deal Blog — February 15, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Beautiful and delicious! Love the consistency and flavors in there. 

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    Joss — February 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Red velvet is my favorite! I always say, when I get married…I'm gonna have the best red velvet cake at my wedding :D

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    Anonymous — February 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Glory… I think I gained a couple of pounds just looking at this cake. :) your token male reader.

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    Yuurin — February 20, 2012 at 5:42 am

    This cake is so beautiful! I love Red Velvet <3

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    Jenn (JJ's Custom Cakery) — February 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    LOVE the cake…it is beautiful. Simple,elegant and perfect :) RV is one of my favourites.

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    Orgreenic — February 22, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Thanks for the red velvet cake recipe. This really looks very professionally done.

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    scrapbook album — February 24, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Just Beautiful! As I have found the extreme designed Cake from this source. It's basically looking one of incredible designed cake for me. I am highly impressed to see the massive outlook of that one. Thanks for sharing.

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    maritta — April 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    thanks for this recipe….i tried it and the cake turned out perfect.

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    Elise — May 8, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Hi Glory,

    I have been having trouble opening the link for this velvet cake – it continually redirects me to your latest blog page. i was able to access the cupcake one, and was wondering if you gave seperate instructions on cutting the cake to make layers and what not, or if i just improvise with the cupcake instructions.

    Love your stuff by the way! Delicious and Beauitful.
    Thanks for your help,
    Elise

    • Glory replied: — May 18th, 2013 @ 3:17 am

      Hi Elise, Yes, the cupcake recipe is all that’s needed for this cake. The cake shown is a 6″ cake (3 layers). This recipe would work well for a 2 layer 8″ or 9″ cake.

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    Elise — May 8, 2013 at 2:26 am

    also – one other question please, are the quantities the same for cupcakes and this high 3 layer cake?
    do i need to double the recipe?

    thanks,
    ELise

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    Vicki Graham — May 12, 2013 at 8:28 am

    This looks beautiful. I want to try it for my daughters 16th and add fringing on for a 1920′s themed party. But the link does not work for me – it takes me to hydrangea biscuits??? Can ou help and send me the link to the recipe. Many thanks.

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    Ira — November 24, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks for this recipe. I made it today. It was a bit dry for a red velvet, what can I add to make it a little bit moister? It was amazing though!

    • Glory replied: — November 25th, 2013 @ 1:27 am

      Hi Ira, Glad you gave the recipe a try and enjoyed it! If you found it a bit dry I might suggest baking it just a few minutes less, that may be the problem. Also, once you take the cakes from the oven, cool them just a bit, them remove from the pans, wrap in plastic wrap and put the in the freezer. This will help lock in the moisture while they cool, and help them firm up so they’re easier to frost. Happy baking!

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