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Red Velvet Cake Mix

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Red Velvet Cake is a frequently requested favorite and like our other easy homemade cake mixes, red velvet cake mix can be made up ahead of time for any easy throw-together, last minute dessert.


For the Mix:
3 c. white flour
2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt

Layer ingredients in a wide-mouth 1-quart canning jar in order given pressing each and every layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient. Alternatively, if this mix is just for your own use as a convenient make-ahead, you can measure the ingredients into a Ziploc bag.

Makes 1 Jar Mix


Attach the following Directions for use:

To Make a Red Velvet Cake

2/3 c. mayonnaise
3 c. white sugar
3 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 c. applesauce, unsweetened
2 tsp. red food coloring

Beat together mayonnaise and half of the sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, remaining sugar, vanilla, food coloring and applesauce. Add the contents of 1 jar mix and add to applesauce mixture a little at a time: beat well after each addition.

Pour the batter into prepared cake pans and bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched in the center.

Red velvet cake is often frosted with a simple Cream Cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 pound cream cheese, softened
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter (1 cup), softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Using a stand mixer or hand mixer beat the cream cheese and butter on low speed until combined, add the confectioners’ sugar and beat just until mixed, then turn the mixer to med-high and beat until light and fluffy.

Reduce the speed of the mixer, add the vanilla and mix lightly until incorporated.

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