Wife made a Southern Homemade Red Velvet Cake

That sounds absolutely delightful! A Southern Homemade Red Velvet Cake is a classic dessert known for its striking color and delicious taste, often paired with a rich, creamy cheese frosting. If you’re looking to share or recreate this experience, here’s a detailed recipe that captures the essence of a traditional Southern Red Velvet Cake. This recipe focuses on creating a moist, flavorful cake with the perfect balance of cocoa and vanilla, topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting.

Southern Homemade Red Velvet Cake Recipe


  • For the Cake:
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon fine salt
    • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
    • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
    • 2 large eggs, room temperature
    • 2 tablespoons red food coloring (adjust to desired color)
    • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
    • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
    • Optional: Chopped pecans for decorating



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