Here’s the recipe  I used for the Red Velvet Cake I made for Christmas dinner. It would also be a pretty cake for Valentine’s Day too. Sorry the pic is so washed out.

Of course I used Paula Deen’s recipe. You can’t go wrong with Paula. I did change a few things though.


2 eggs

2C sugar

2TBSP cocoa

2oz. red food coloring

2 sticks butter

2-1/2C cake flour

1tsp salt

1C buttermilk

1tsp vanilla

½ tsp baking soda

1TBSP vinegar

Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs; add sugar. Mix cocoa and food coloring. Add to butter and egg mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine soda and vinegar and add to mixture. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9” round pans. Bake for 20-25 min, or till tester comes out clean…do not overcook or the cake will be dry.


16oz. cream cheese, softened

2 sticks of butter, softened

1lb powdered sugar

2C marshmallow cream

Dash of coconut extract

Blend cream cheese and butter. Add marshmallow, sugar, and a dash of coconut to taste.

Red velvet cake is a dense cake…not fluffy.