Easy Red Velvet Cake

Christmas in July!
Color your icing? This Red Velvet Cake will become a family favorite.

Easy Red Velvet Cake
Easy Red Velvet Cake


  • 1 package fudge marble cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Have fun with your decorations
    Have fun with your decorations

    1 ½ cups buttermilk

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bottle (1 oz.) red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, combine the contents of cake mix and baking soda. Add the buttermilk, eggs, food coloring and vanilla; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans.
  2. Plain and simple, oh so pretty!
    Plain and simple, oh so pretty!

    Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

  3. For frosting, whisk flour and milk in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cover and cool to room temperature.
  4. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add milk mixture; beat for 10 minutes or until fluffy. Spread frosting between layers and over the top and sides of cake. Serves 12.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

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