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red velvet pound cake recipe

Red Velvet Pound Cake Recipe

With the help of a handful of ingredients, you can prepare a red velvet cake at home. We are going to share the easiest and best red velvet pound cake recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people
Calories 543 kcal


  • All-purpose flour ( 2 and ½ cups) or Cake flour ( 2 and 1/2 cups)
  • Cornstarch ( ¼ cup)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder ( 2 tbsp)
  • Baking soda ( 1 tsp)
  • Salt ( ¾ tsp)
  • Unsalted butter ( ½ cup)
  • Canola oil or vegetable oil ( 1 cup)
  • Granulated sugar ( 2 and 1/8 cups)
  • Eggs ( 3)
  • Vanilla extract ( 2 tsp)
  • Distilled wine vinegar ( 1 and ¼ tsp)
  • Red food color ( 2-3 tbsp)
  • Buttermilk ( 1 cup)

Ingredients For Creamy Cheese Frosting

  • Full-fat block cream cheese at room temperature ( 450g)
  • Unsalted butter ( 225g) at room temperature
  • Vanilla extract ( 2 tsp)
  • Salt ( pinch) – optional
  • Powdered sugar ( 4 cups or 480 g)


  • First, you need to make the cake. For that, preheat the oven to 180-degree centigrade
  • Take two cake pans ( 8-9 inches) and grease it well. Consider lining the bottom of the pan with a parchment paper
  • Take a clean bowl and mix flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt. Keep it aside
  • In the next level, mix butter and sugar with the help of a standing mixer. Beat it on the medium heat until the texture gets light and fluffy
  • Within 3-4 minutes, you will get a perfect consistency. Consider putting oil. Add eggs to the mixture ( one at a time)
  • Mix the eggs properly and then add vanilla extract to it. Beat the mixture properly so that there will be no lump
  • When the eggs get properly mixed, put the oil in it and consider combining it. After that, add red food color, vanilla extract, and vinegar to the mixture and beat everything properly
  • Now, add buttermilk to the dry ingredients and make sure that there is no lump in the batter
  • It’s the time to place the cake batter on the cake pan. Spread the batter evenly on two prepared cake pans
  • Allow it to get baked for 25-30 minutes (approx). After that, insert a toothpick into the cake and check whether it comes out clean
  • Keep the cake on a wired rack to get cool

Instructions For Frosting

  • Mix cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract until it reaches light colored texture
  • In the next level, add sugar to it. Beat it unless and until you will get the desired consistency
  • Place one cake onto a flat serving plate and scoop about 2 cups of cheese frosting on it
  • Make sure that you are spreading the frosting evenly over the top portion. Follow the same for the 2nd cake
  • Place the 2nd cake on the top and cover up the top and sides with the remaining frosting
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