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Mom's Easy Red Velvet Cake

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“Using a cake mix and a few more ingredients makes this recipe easy and delicious.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box chocolate cake mix or 1 (18 ounce) box white cake mix or 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant chocolate fudge pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 13 cup oil
  • 4 extra large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (1 ounce) bottle red food coloring
  • Icing
  • 1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting
  • 14 cup crushed pecans or 14 cup walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients and pour the batter into 2 8 or 9-inch round cake pans.
  3. Time and bake cakes according to the cake mix directions.
  4. Let cakes cool and icing layers with the cream cheese frosting then sprinkle the top with the crushed pecans or the walnuts.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Note: If you use a yellow or white cake mix the red color of the cake is more intense, but I use chocolate for the flavor.

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