This is a great cake for special occasions such as Christmas or Valentine's Day because of its deep red colour.
Original Red Velvet cake is, essentially, a lightly flavored chocolate cake. This recipe is missing the two tablespoons of cocoa powder that are suppose to be included in the cake batter. - 03 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I made this today to take to hubby's work Xmas party tonight. This was a huge hit! My changes were to add 1 tsp of cocoa and make sure that the buttermilk and eggs were at room temp. I left out the pecans in the frosting. I used cake flour and still sifted all of the dry ingredients. I used two 9 inch rounds that baked in 27 minutes. I topped with strawberries. I will make this again. Thank you. - 10 Dec 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is almost the same as my grandmother's recipe, except she uses cake flour, 2 cups of oil and 1 tablespoon of cocoa. We also use 1 cup of pecans in the frosting. - 22 Apr 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)