Need an easy celebration cake? This Red Velvet Sheet Cake is made of a super moist and soft chocolate-flavored cake frosted with a luscious cream cheese icing. A simple version of the classic favorite.
I am on sheet cakes craze lately. There is something about the ease of preparation and the need for zero cake decorating skills involved in making sheet cakes. I love how homey, laidback and simple the sheet cake vibe is.
So now, after the much-loved Chocolate Banana Sheet Cake, we have this easy Red Velvet Sheet Cake. Mild chocolate flavor, soft and moist cake and a decadent finishing of cream cheese icing-such a delicious treat!
Red Velvet Sheet Cake
- Red Velvet Sheet Cake is a simple cake to make. There is no creaming. The cake itself does not require the use of a mixer.
- As for the icing, it is basic cream cheese, butter and sugar thing, so no elaborate process is involved.
- And one more thing I love about this cake (or sheet cakes in general), is that it is very easy to decorate. You can either frost the cake in the pan, and serve it out of there, or transfer the cake to a rectangular platter and decorate it.
We begin by whisking all the dry ingredients together: flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Then, in another bowl, we combine the liquids: the buttermilk, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir this using a wire whisk until the eggs are dispersed and everything is incorporated. Add a tablespoon of gel red food color and stir it in until the color is evenly distributed.
Next, we combine the 2 mixtures. Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, mix everything together until the powders are moistened. Then add in the freshly boiled water. Continue to stir until everything is combined. But do not overmix. It is okay for a few clumps to be in there.
Pour and scrape the batter into a 9 x 13 parchment-lined baking pan. Bake this at 350 F for 35 minutes. Allow the cake to cool before frosting it.
And behold- a cake so soft and bouncy with the lightest chocolate flavor. A decadent creamy frosting and a pretty red color! Personally, I cannot resist eating two slices in one sitting. This cake is truly special!
Red Velvet Sheet Cake is simply elegant. It is sophisticated for a celebration, but you can make it anytime as a fancy daily dessert. It also keeps well and develops more flavor as it is stored. We enjoy this cake for almost a week and it still tastes amazing.
So the next time you are in need of a cake, go the easy route and make life easier, make this Red Velvet Sheet Cake.
More Delicious Cakes
- Devil’s Food Sheet Cake
- Black Forest Trifle Cake
- Moist Carrot Loaf Cake with Swirled Cream Cheese Icing
- Coffee Cake Banana Bread