red velvet cake with strawberries

Red Velvet Cake


The classic red velvet cake – an iconic, much-loved classic that has been around for decades! Every pastry chef has their recipe for this visually stunning cake! The red color is courtesy of plenty of red food coloring and cocoa powder. My simple recipe made with home-made buttermilk yields a moist, tender and delicious cake! I frost the cake with a simple cream cheese frosting and to garnish the cake, chocolate covered strawberries! I love the simple yet elegant finish. This cake is perfect for special occasions or for the holidays!

The history of the original red velvet cake can be traced back to the 1920’s, when this cake was served in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York. Housewives picked up the recipe and began serving it for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. The color of the cake comes from cocoa powder and red food coloring, which lends this cake that deep rich red mahogany color. A cake that has been around for almost a hundred years deserves a special place in every baker’s kitchen. I’m proud of this beautiful version!

Watch my video tutorial for all the recipe details!

 Enjoyed this recipe? Please share and save it to Pinterest!

Love all things ‘red velvet’? Try my ‘Red Velvet Strawberry Cheesecake’ next! Get the recipe here:


Red Velvet Cake is a much-loved and iconic cake made with cocoa powder, red food coloring and cream cheese frosting. View Recipe Link

Be Social

Related Recipes