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Pink Velvet Cake

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Soft, moist, easy pink velvet cake recipe from scratch with strawberry frosting, requiring simple ingredients. Perfect for Valentine's Day or birthdays.

Servings: 9 Slices
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 708 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz

Ingredients

Cake
  • cups All-purpose flour
  • cups Sugar Granulated
  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 3 Eggs Large
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • Pink gel coloring
  • tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • tsp Salt
Filling, Frosting, Decoration

Instructions

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

  2. Add eggs, vanilla extract, buttermilk, pink gel coloring and mix until smooth.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt.

  4. Dump this dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until smooth. Do not over-mix! 

  5. Pour this batter into a greased/floured heart pan (Dimensions 8x3). 

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

  7. Allow this cake to cool down completely. 

  8. Cut it in half and fill it with strawberry frosting and top it off with some strawberry pieces. Place the other half of the cake on top of the strawberries. 

  9. Frost your entire cake with strawberry frosting.

  10. Cover the sides of the cake with finely shredded coconut.
  11. Use Tip 1M (star tip) to pipe the top of your cake and the cake board. 

  12. Add more strawberries on top of the cake and sprinkle some coconut. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • I highly recommend sifting the flour because it makes the cake more airy and soft.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Pink Velvet Cake
Amount per Serving
Calories
708
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
34
g
52
%
Saturated Fat
 
18
g
90
%
Cholesterol
 
111
mg
37
%
Sodium
 
427
mg
18
%
Potassium
 
281
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
94
g
31
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
63
g
70
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
755
IU
15
%
Vitamin C
 
19.1
mg
23
%
Calcium
 
94
mg
9
%
Iron
 
2.4
mg
13
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.