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Dark Red Velvet Cake for Valentine’s Day

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Dark Red Velvet Cake – Chocolate Cake Recipe


Recipe: Dark Red Velvet Cake

SummaryThis Red Velvet Cake Recipe lends itself well to using at Valentine’s Day.  Simply buy your cupcake papers, (I bought cupcake papers with red hearts on them), and fill 3/4 of the way. Frost with your favorite cream cheese icing recipe!


  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 2- 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. baking cocoa
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 ounces red food coloring
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sweet milk, (regular milk)
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar


  1. Combine cocoa, flour, sugar, salt, food coloring and vanilla with butter.
  2. Beat in buttermilk; add eggs beaten with the sweet milk. Mix ingredients well with an electric mixer.
  3. Add vinegar and baking soda, stir thoroughly.
  4. Place in two greased and floured cake pans or cupcake papers.
  5. Bake at 325 approximately 25-30 minutes, or until cake tests done.
  6. Cool and frost with cream cheese icing.
  7. Top with chocolate chips and/or chopped walnuts.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25-30 minutes(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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