Red Velvet Snack Cake

1 8x8 pan
45 min

As Valentine's day is quickly approaching, you may be wondering what desserts to prepare. This easy and delicious Red Velvet snack cake is the perfect way to show your love and appreciation for a loved one (or yourself!). You can also have this snack cake for any other occasion. It's easy to make and the sizing makes it perfect to enjoy on your own or with a significant other. The red velvet cake is rich, incredibly moist and the cream cheese frosting complements the cake wonderfully. And, let's face it, the red sprinkles on top make this cake 10x better :) Happy baking!

Recipe details
  • 1  8x8 pan
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1 1/4 cup + 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • ½ tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾  cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 3/4 cup cream Cheese frosting
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and grease with vegetable oil.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a cup, mix together the buttermilk, vinegar, and vanilla extract until combined. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl (either use a stand mixer or hand mixer), beat together the sugar and butter and pale and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add in the egg, sour cream, and the red food color and beat again until well incorporated.
Gradually, add the dry ingredients and alternate with the buttermilk.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes or until edges are set and a toothpick pricked in comes our clean. Remove cake from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
Once cool, use a spatula to smooth out the cream cheese frosting over the snack cake. If desired, sprinkle your favorite sprinkles overtop.
  • When mixing the sour cream with the buttermilk mixture, the batter will look a little curdled and lumpy. This is perfectly fine! It will work out once the batter is completed.
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  • .. .. on Feb 09, 2022

    Step 4 says stir in sour cream but it is not listed in ingredients. How much do you use, thank you.