Red Velvet Cake is one of my favorite cakes of all time.  I even made red velvet cookies a few months back, and they were a real hit!  This past Christmas I decided to bake a homemade Red Velvet Cake for the first time ever.  The night before Christmas Eve I did my first run through of a recipe I’d found on Pinterest.  Needless to say, it was a fail…for many different reasons.  The main ones being that the recipe said to cook the cake on 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes.  This couldn’t have been more wrong!  I should have skimmed a few other recipes, and compared (which I later did).

On Christmas Eve (really super early on Christmas morning), I gave the Red Velvet Cake another go with my own recipe.  I solicited the opinions of my mom and brother for feedback and got the thumbs up.  I had some stiff competition against my mom’s signature pound cake on the dessert table.  Funny enough, my mom proclaim that the version of the pound she made was her best ever and that she’ll soon be offering it for sale.  Unfortunately, she refuses to let me post the recipe, since it’s a secret.  I promise, although, that the next time we bake it, I’ll get a picture to show you all.  However, for now…its all about the Red Velvet.




This cake is moist and velvety, but still has some weight to it.  The frosting was light and creamy, however as it aged firmed up, but never hardened and broke away like many cream cheese frostings do.  `Both textures of the cake and frosting were a perfect fit.

I can’t wait to indulge another Red Velvet Cake.  I even have an extra cake hanging out in the freezer, that just needs some cream cheese company.  I’m very happy, all in all, with the way this cake came out, especially on my first (well second attempt).  It wasn’t nearly as daunting of a cake to bake as I thought it would be.  To be honest, it was way easier than my Devil’s Food Ganache filled cake I made months ago.  I’ll have to give that one another go sometime soon, but for now…its all about the Red Velvet!


Tenns Reid

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  1. I knew you must be from the south. I love Red Velvet Cake and grew up eating it for every holiday. I am originally from Alabama but have lived in Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and now Arkansas.
    Thanks for sharing this cake at Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. I will pin it. I will also make sure I am following all your social medias.
    Blessings and Happy New Year.
    Diane Roark

    1. Yes, I am a true Southerner! Nice to meet another person from around these corners! Thanks so much for following. Looking forward to linking up and sharing again!

  2. I keep seeing red velvet cake all over pinterest and now here too. I haven’t seen it before and wonder what it’s all about. I guess I will have to give it a try!

    1. Lol, I bet its because the holidays just passed. I know a lot of people, including myself make Red Velvet Cake during the holidays. I think part of the reason why is because its red, pretty, festive, and so good! I hope you end up liking it once you give it a try. 🙂

    1. Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping over! I tell you, it was actually pretty easy. I thought it was going to be daunting, but was pleasantly surprised. 🙂

  3. I’ll be pinning! I told myself I would bake this year and I need my batch of recipes to get started. Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!


  4. Homemade red velvet cake? You go girl! We had this exact thing but as cup cakes at our wedding and me and hubby fell in love with red velvet cake ever since! I may have to try this one day for sure! 🙂

    1. Its definitely worth a shot, especially since its your favorite! Its one of my favorites too and I had a lot of fun making it and it really wasn’t difficult. It was much easier than I expected and delicious!

  5. I’m sure your family was glad you got up early on Christmas Eve to make this! I absolutely love cream cheese frosting. Thanks so much for sharing this with our Frugal Crafty Home readers!

  6. Cynthia says:

    Absolutely love red velvet cake! Thanks for the recipe. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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