5 from 4 votes

Moist Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This moist red velvet cake recipe requires simple ingredients and pairs well with cream cheese frosting. It's also great for making red velvet layer cakes.

Servings: 9 Slices
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 735 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted, Softened
  • 2 cups Sugar Granulated
  • 4 Eggs Large
  • 1 cup Sour cream Full fat
  • ½ cup Milk Whole
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp Red food coloring
  • cups All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
Chocolate marshmallow fluff/cream
  • 2 cups Marshmallow fluff
  • ¾ cup Cream cheese
  • 1- 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • Mini marshmallows


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add sour cream, milk, vanilla extract, food coloring and mix until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Pour this batter into two greased and floured round cake pans (Dimensions: 9x2).
  7. Note: Since I was not planning on making a layer cake, I used an 8x3 round cake pan and filled it about two thirds and baked it for about 50-55 minutes (Yes! It took long!). I also had a little leftover batter for a few cupcakes. However, I highly recommend making this cake in two 9 inch round cake pans for the perfect red velvet layer cake.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. To prepare the chocolate marshmallow fluff/cream, add the marshmallow fluff, cream cheese and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl and whip everything until smooth.
  10. Prior to serving, spread chocolate marshmallow fluff/cream all over the cake and stick mini marshmallows. DO NOT spread this chocolate marshmallow fluff until you are ready to serve or else it will drip off the cake.
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

- Read all my tips above.
- Instead of chocolate marshmallow fluff/cream, you can use my best cream cheese frosting instead. 
- Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Moist Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 735 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 162mg 54%
Sodium 566mg 24%
Potassium 278mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 101g 34%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 64g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 23.4%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 10.5%
Iron 16.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.