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Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Cake, grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack.
For the Frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fill and frost cooled cake with frosting.
My 10 year old grandson made this cake for his sister's 16 Birthday Party. She had two cakes but everybody wanted the Red Velvet cake he made instead of the bakery bought cake. The Red Velvet cake was a hit, very moist and tasty.
Connie Strong | July 24, 2014
I'm not a fan of red velvet cakes but this recipe is the best red velvet I tasted!
Brittany Holland | December 13, 2013
Love home made red velvet cake, bill makes the best but lost his grandma Downs recipe! Found this one and we will see if its as good. I'll let ya know!'
Sandy | September 12, 2013
I just made this recipe and it taste awesome!!!! I agree it's moist and fluffy. I'll absolutely bake this for my next Tea Party. Thanks!
Laura Martinez | May 12, 2016
I need to bake this cake as a sheet cake in a 12 x18x 1/2 inch tall cookie sheet pan how long would I need to bake it and would the ingredients change for that size cake ? It's for a friends birthday at church.Please let me know as soon as possible I have to have it ready by Sunday morning.
Betty Green | January 16, 2015
I made this cake over the weekend for a baby shower and it was a hit! Very moist and a very delicious flavor! I'm not a fan of red velvet cake, but this recipe was excellent. The icing was also delicious! I do not care for cream cheese icing, but this had a great combination of flavor and the cream cheese wasn't over bearing. I would definitely recommend using this recipe if you are looking for a red velvet cake that is easy to make, and even better to eat!
Heather | January 12, 2014
this recipe is always a great hit with the crowd. tried many other red velvet cake recipes but this is the best so far.
Mazlin | September 14, 2013
I made half a recipe. It is great. I didn't have any milk so I used water instead. It is TERRIFFIC !
Cynthia | November 10, 2016
The cake has more chocolate flavor that I like but it is still very good. The texture and moisture are almost perfect.
James | April 15, 2014
Me gusta la receta
Lunamorada | February 14, 2014
Easy to follow recipe. Very good, moist cake.
Rebecca | June 05, 2014