Bake A Perfect Vintage Style Red Velvet Cake

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Bake A Perfect Vintage Style Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet cake gained a huge amount of popularity in the 1940s. There are different types of legends and stories related to the origin of the Red Velvet cakes and every region has its own style of a Red Velvet cake recipe. Now, this article tells you about preparing an authentic vintage style Red Velvet cake recipe that you can make from the scratch in your home. The entire recipe takes forty minutes to prepare (30 minutes for preparing the cake and 10 minutes for frosting the cake) and 30 minutes for cooking.

Now it’s time to know about the preparation of the Red Velvet Cake-

Things you will need:

Two and a half cups of all purpose flour
One and a half cups of regular sugar
Baking powder- 1 teaspoon
Cocoa Powder- 1 large teaspoon
One cup of fresh buttermilk at room temperature
One and a half cup of vegetable oil
Two large sized eggs
Red food coloring- 2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon of white distilled Vinegar
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Vegetable oil – 3 teaspoons ( it is used for greasing the pan)
9-inch Baking Pans- 3


The method of preparing the cake:

1. First, you need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Now separate the egg whites and yolks
3. Add sugar to the yolks and whisk it well
4. Add vegetable oil, buttermilk, and vinegar and blend it very well until the sugar gets fully dissolved
5. Take a separate bowl and place the egg whites in it and whisk it to get it to the dropping consistency.
6. Add the red food coloring to the egg white and whisk it for some more time and set it aside.
7. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, Vanilla extract, and Baking powder
8. Add the mixture of flour to the vinegar and Vanilla mixture and mix it well and make sure there’s no single lump in the mixture.
9. Now, add the red colored egg whites to the batter and fold it nicely until they are well incorporated.
10. It’s time to grease the baking pan. You should do it vegetable oil and dust the inside with a little amount of flour.
11. Pour the batter equally in the three pans
12. Bake it in the oven for about 30 minutes.
13. Once the cake is prepared, invert it on a cooling rack and let it cool off completely.

Now as the obvious thing you know that any kind of Red Velvet cake is incomplete without a delicious cream cheese frosting, it’s time to prepare it in a perfect manner-


Things you will need for making the frosting:

2 cups of cream cheese
2 cups of iced sugar
1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
1 cup of unsalted butter



Mix the cream cheese, butter, and the icing sugar and continue beating until it gets fully fluffy.

Now add the Vanilla extract and your frosting is ready.

Finally, you need to do that toothpick test and if you have found the cake ready, you should let the cake cool for next 2 hours at least and then serve it to your guests and family members.

The highly delectable taste of this cake would definitely put a long-lasting positive impression in everyone’s mind.

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29 Replies to “Bake A Perfect Vintage Style Red Velvet Cake”

  1. I think this cake would make a nice anniversary treat or birthday cake!

  2. Such amazing color! This would be fun to make for so many different holidays and events.

  3. I love red velvet cake but have never made it from scratch before! This definitely sounds like the perfect recipe. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. I really like red velvet cakes. They not only taste good they just look fantastic, too. This one looks delicious.

  5. Ronald Gagnon says:

    I had never heard of a Red Velvet Cake..but this is incredible..thank you

  6. Dorothy Boucher says:

    This would definitely be a treat for me, I havn’t made red velvet cake in a few years, great recipe here.

  7. Cheryl Everitt says:

    This Vintage Style Red Velvet Cake recipe reminds me of my childhood. Mother would nake this delicious treat for special occasions. Thank you for sharing.

  8. This looks wonderful. Thank you for the recipe. We will have to give this a try.

  9. This looks so good! I’ve never made red velvet cake before.

  10. What a beautiful cake.

  11. That looks so delicious! I have never tasted Red Velvet Cake.

  12. Kim BookJunkie says:

    Oh wow!!! This looks absolutely beautiful (and surely tastes incredible too)!!

  13. I will have to try this recipe. I used to make redvelvet cake pops for my daughters class when she was in grade school.

  14. I adore all this Red Velvet cake! My Mother used to make this when I was a child, so I grew up eating it and even as an adult, I still crave it! The pictures are beautiful.

  15. Brittany Routhier says:

    Yum!! this looks delicious!!

  16. This sounds so yummy! Thank you for the recipe.

  17. Ronald Gagnon says:

    What a wonderfully easy way to make such a great cake

  18. paula peterson says:

    I’m gonna try this recipe with my daughter, thanks for sharing.

  19. I’ve never made red velvet cake, and my husband absolutely loves it. I like that you made this a 4 layer cake. I will need to be ambitious and try it.

  20. Brittany Potter says:

    Looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try the recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  21. Brittany Potter says:

    I love red velvet cake but have never made it from scratch before! I will definitely be making this soon! Thank you for sharing!

  22. Carrie D Conley says:

    With Christmas coming up, maybe I will give this Red Velvet Cake a try, it looks delicious.

  23. Carrie Conley says:

    With the Christmas holidays coming up, maybe I will be able to put this beautiful cake on my table.

  24. Molli Taylor says:

    i am definitely going to try this, red velvet is my fav!

  25. This seems like an easy recipe. My brother loves red velvet cake so I think I’ll have to add this to my try list for his birthday.

  26. This recipe looks and sounds so delicious and is a family favorite. Going to try it and absolutely thrill my family! thanks for posting this!

  27. I love Red Velvet cake, my mother made 3 every Christmas and 3 German Chocolate. We took them to the holiday get-togethers. But I really loved the Red Velvet, its tender cake texture with the unique pairing of cream cheese icing makes it heavenly. I make one every Christmas and if we had a freezer I would make more so we could eat cake all year long. Thanks for sharing, it gets me in the holiday mood.

  28. Abigail Gibson says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Looks so delicious!

  29. Robin Creager says:

    One of my favorite cakes! This was also the same cake my husband and I had at our wedding that his mom made us. I have yet to bake my own. This recipe is very inspiring!

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