Have you tried baking the perfect delectable and delicious red velvet cake but it just does not taste as good as it does in the shop? Well, we are giving you the secret recipe to the perfect red velvet cake. Here it is:




  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 2 ½ Cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 14 Tablespoon distilled vinegar


  • 5 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1 Cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to175 degrees C. Grease two 9-inch round pans.
  • Beat shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar until very light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.
  • Make a paste of cocoa and red food coloring; add to creamed mixture. Mix salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and buttermilk together. Add the flour to the batter, alternating with the milk mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Mix soda and vinegar and gently fold into cake batter. Don’t beat or stir the batter after this point.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted into the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool cakes completely on wire rack.
  • To Make Icing: Cook 5 tablespoons flour and milk over low heat till thick, stirring constantly. Let cool completely! While mixture is cooling, beat 1 cup sugar, butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy. Add cooled flour mixture and beat until frosting is a good spreading consistency. Frost cake layers when completely cool.

Happy baking!