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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream

  • Author: Rose
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x


This Red Velvet Cake recipe is cake mix based but doctored up to taste like it came straight out of a bakery! It's easy, delicious and beautiful.



Find the cream cheese frosting recipe here.


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F.
  2. Spray two 7-inch or 8-inch pans with non-stick spray or use parchment paper (see how to do this perfectly here).
  3. Thoroughly mix all ingredients together (I like to mix it for at least 3 minutes).
  4. Bake at 325° for about 35-45 minutes (for 7" or 8" round pans).
  5. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then flip out and completely cool on a cooling rack.
  6. Instead of my Aunt Carols Cream Cheese frosting (which is delicious, but not made for decorating), I used my Cream Cheese Buttercream recipe and added 1 Tbsp. of Almond extract to make it more traditional. You can also add nuts to the frosting if you like... something very popular around where I live!


*If you like, you can also use an extra 3 ounces or 1/2 cup of dry cake mix to match the flavor you used in the cake.

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: red velvet, red, velvet, red velvet cake, easy, red velvet cake recipe, cake mix, doctored,

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