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Red Velvet Cocoa Cake Recipe

Makes: Approximately 6 cups of batter.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8 in. round baking pans with Wilton Cake Release or vegetable pan spray. In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs and icing color; blend well. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to batter mixture, beating until blended. Stir baking soda into vinegar; fold carefully into batter (do not beat). Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.

Step 2

*To sour milk, use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

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1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, (softened)

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 tablespoon white vinegar




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Red Velvet Cocoa Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was a great cake, buttermilk was better choice, I also added 1/4 cup sour cream. This made it very moist, and gave it the true rich red velvet taste. I used this to make a red velvet cheesecake, as well as a birthday cake, and after a few touches, it was perfect...
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was my first attempt at making a Red Velvet cake and it was amazing. I made my cousins wedding cake with it and they loved it. If you are making large quantities of the batter i suggest stocking up on the No-taste red colour. I had to make total of 36 cups of batter and used about 8-1oz bottles. Nice and moist this will be my go to red velvet cake recipe form now on!
Date published: 2012-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this cake for my family reunion. Everyone seemed to like it. I feel that it was a bit dry but the taste was very nice. I will be making it again and will see if I can fix the moisture issue by icing it sooner or maybe with simple syrup.
Date published: 2011-08-31
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