25 February 2020
Hi,can. i just say i love red velvet cake.i wanted to know do you have to use those specific brands
22 February 2020
It is an easy recipe to follow. I found it brown instead of red and tases more of a chocolate cake instead of red velvet. I wouldn’t recommend this cake if you want to make a red velvet cake.
I am quite disappointed in this cake.
14 February 2020
Made this cake and really happy, only my 3rd cake I’ve made. For my girlfriend for valentines and it was a success! Lovely cake and I followed the recipe completely and it was perfect! Really recommend this cake and will make it again.
14 February 2020
Great recipe. Comes out really moist and delicious.
1. How much would I need to increase recipe by to make a 12" round?
2. For a 10" round you mention to scale by 1.6. Sorry what do you mean by 1.6?
21 January 2020
my son made this for my birthday and it was delicious. I have never heard of adding vinegar to a cake but can def see how this helps it to rise. An amazing light texture too.
18 January 2020
Not red despite using gel colour
18 January 2020
Despite using gel colour as recommended there was nothing red about this cake. Disappointed at the effort as what I have is ultimately a chocolate cake
17 January 2020
Just wondering how to adjust the recipe for 6”cake tins.
10 January 2020
I was a little disappointed in this cake. I found it quite dry perhaps I should have added some oil? Also despite putting in 2 teaspoons of extra strong red gel, it came out looking like a chocolate cake. As everyone else found it perfect, I'm assuming I did something wrong!
20 October 2019
Makes a lovely moist red velvet cake. If I want to do two 10 inch cake layers. Would I double the recipe??
We're so glad you like the recipe. For a 10" round cake, you'll need to scale up the quantities by 1.6x Once you've made it, split the mixture between the two 10" round tins.
For the baking time, bake for 30 minutes as per the recipe, then check it with a cocktail stick in the middle. If it's not yet baked, add incremental of 5 minutes and keep checking until the cocktail stick comes out clean.
We'd love to see a picture of your creation. Make sure you follow us on Instagram and tag us in a picture of your bake!
03 October 2019
This recipe is excellent. I kept to the ingredients and method above and it turned out beautifully. I'm making another one for our Village Hall Coffee Morning, I'm sure it will go down a treat!
Hi Lisa, We're so glad you love the recipe! Next time you bake this we'd love to see a picture. Share with us on Instagram and tag @BakingMad
01 June 2019
Fab recipe...light and most cake. I put buttercream on it and it made a lovely birthday cake for my mum. Amazing by how high it rose!
27 April 2019
easy recipe to follow. not made a Red Velvet cake before, decide i wanted to have ago, having read the reviews on this one decided it was worth the try and was pleasantly surprised, texture and rise was good on it, was lovely and moist, personally i would put slightly less Coco in it as thought it overpowered the Vanilla a bit. Will definitely make this again
14 February 2019
Tried this recipe a few days ago but I made cupcakes instead of a cake! I used a whole tube of Dr. Oetker extra strong red but the cakes weren't red at all! Maybe it need more! Also the icing didn't quite set. I turned them into fairy cakes😉
BUT... They tasted absolutely delicious!! I think one of the best cakes i have made!! Everyone love it!!!
We would recommend using a food colouring gel to get the desired colour for this bake. With liquid food colouring you often need a lot to make a dark enough colour and this can affect the texture of your bake.
We sell some great red food colouring gels in our Baking Mad shop, take a look. https://www.bakingmad.com/shop/cake-decorating/cake-food-colourings
15 January 2019
Thank you for giving us the fabulous recipe, it was easy to follow and the result was fabulous.
And I do agree with the other reviewers this cake is lovely and moist.
11 October 2018
Hello, i see a couple of people say to add some oil. How much would i add and at what stage do i add it?
09 September 2018
Ingredients says 2 tsp of red food colouring but method says 2 tablespoons!! (2 teaspoons is plenty!)
Also think this is way too much frosting for the size of cake, I only used half of it. But it's delicious!
19 August 2018
I registered just to post this review and extend my gratitude, thank you for this recipe! I have tried so many varieties and none have come out as good as this. I too also added some vegetable oil, and it came our delicious. My search for a good red velvet recipe is finally over ❤
11 July 2018
iv been baking and decorating cakes for 25 years and this is by far the best red velvet cake iv come across. I did add quarter cup of oil to the mixture and just chucked in the full 250ml tub of butter milk. result beautiful moist lovely tasting cake. i'v never liked red velvet until now. i needed 4 8" rounds top trimmed to get the height for my cake. Thank you for sharing with us.
17 June 2018
I too think this is best red velvet cake I've made! Very easy to follow recipe.
07 December 2017
Very easy to follow and probably the best red velvet cake i’ve made! Add 150ml oil for extra moisture and also I’d suggest a little more red colouring gel also, but personal preference