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Home > Recipes > HERSHEY'S Red Velvet Cake

HERSHEY'S Red Velvet Cake Recipe

HERSHEY’S Red Velvet Cake
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Prep Time:
20 Minutes
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Servings per Recipe: 15

  Amount Per Serving %DV *
Calories 310 -
Calories from Fat 110 -
Total Fat 12g 18% DV
Saturated Fat 5g 25% DV
Trans Fat 0g -
Cholesterol 45mg 15% DV
Sodium 420mg 18% DV
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16% DV
Dietary Fiber 1g 0% DV
Sugars 35g -
Protein 3g -
Vitamin A - 4% DV
Vitamin C - 0% DV
Calcium - 2% DV
Iron - 6% DV

*Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Makes about 15 servings. Nutrition Information calculated for 1 serving. Nutrition Information does not include optional ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 2 tablespoons (one 1-oz. bottle) red food color
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 to 2 cans (16 oz. each) ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
  • HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate or HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips (optional)

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan.**

2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl; add eggs and vanilla, beating well. Stir together buttermilk and food color. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; add alternately to butter mixture with buttermilk mixture, mixing well. Stir in baking soda and vinegar. Pour into prepared pan.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost; garnish with chocolate chips, if desired. About 15 servings.

* To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

VARIATION: For heart shapes: Using open-topped heart-shaped cookie cutter (at least 1-1/2 inches deep and 3-inches wide), cut cake into 12 hearts. Frost and decorate as directed.

**Cake can also be baked in two greased and floured 9-inch round baking pans. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely. Frost as desired.

HERSHEY'S RED VELVET CUPCAKES: Line about 28 muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper or foil baking cups. Prepare batter as above; fill each muffin cup about 1/2 full with batter. Bake at 350°F about 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost as desired. About 28 cupcakes.

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