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This rendition of a Southern specialty gets its deep-red hue from food coloring and comes from Martha Stewart -- not our Martha but her namesake, a home cook from Montclair, New Jersey.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, September 2005



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  • MS10405340
    19 DEC, 2017
    I had red velvet cake for my wedding cake. It was incredible. When I saw this recipe I tried it. It was every bit as good as my wedding cake! Everyone loves it when I make it. I put raspberries in between layers. It was amazing!
  • mab1609
    29 JUN, 2012
    Terrible recipe. In addition to other baked goods, I bake a cake about once a week and everything works out perfectly. This cake took way too long to bake, was overly sweet, the tops collapsed, and the sides fell off. I'm sticking with the REAL Martha's Red Velvet recipe.
  • luscious1cakes
    15 SEP, 2011
    I found this recipe on this site a couple of years ago. You can't go wrong with this recipe TRUST ME!!! I saw someone in the grocery store buying a slice of Red Velvet Cake. I told him the cake he has is not good from this store. He said i love their cake and I told him to give me a call. After I made the cake and gave him a slice, he ordered the cake from me. He told me ever since he tasted my cakes he cannot go back to buying store bought.
  • karenfromvegas
    4 JUL, 2011
    This is a wonderful recipe. The cake is very light and could also be used as a "light chocolate" cake without the red food coloring. The directions state to use 8 inch round by 2 inch tall pans -- and this is important since the batter is fluffy after after adding in the baking soda/vinegar ingredients. My pans were only 1-1/2 inches tall and the batter ran over! I cut up the cake itno squares and made a red, white and blue trifle with blueberries and whipped cream.
  • freetheharpy
    23 MAY, 2011
    A friend was craving a red velvet cake and so I gave this recipe a try. I was so happily surpised at how moist the cake turned out to be. I would use this recipe over any others. Everyone loved it.
  • Nahhhla
    11 OCT, 2010
    Will This Recipe Work Without The Paddle Attachment ?
  • Nahhhla
    11 OCT, 2010
    Will This Recipe Work Without The Paddle Attachment ?
  • Nate78526
    19 JUL, 2010
    Use Apple Cider Vinegar, it is a little sweeter naturally. White Vinegar is just bland get flavor when you can.
  • casey94
    17 JUN, 2010
    this cake is pretty good..i used my aunt's cream cheese frosting recipe, 1 lb powdered sugar, 1 stick butter, 8oz cream cheese, and a tsp of vanilla. just enough.
  • Aussieronnie
    16 FEB, 2010
    Recently moved to USA found everyone buying red velvet cakes for valentines, remembering my husbands grandmother gave this recipe to me in 1984, but called it Waldolf red cake. Aussie Ron

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