Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

An easy recipe!


  • 200 g natural yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 190 g sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 160 g melted butter
  • 360 g all-purpose flour
  • 2.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 0.75 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon red gel food coloring


  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar OR Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 40 g butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Grease a loaf pan (11 x 30 cm) with butter and line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, pour yogurt, add eggs, sugar, vanilla, and melted butter (cooled to room temperature). Mix with a spoon until combined.
  3. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix well.
  4. Add the wet ingredients from the first bowl into the dry ingredients in the second bowl. Gently and slowly mix with a spoon until just combined (do not overmix!).
  5. Divide the batter into 2 equal parts. Add cocoa powder and red food coloring to one part and mix with a spoon until smooth.
  6. Pour 3 heaping tablespoons of the plain batter into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly. Next, pour 3 heaping tablespoons of the red batter and spread evenly over the plain batter. Repeat with alternating layers of plain and red batter until all the batter is used up.
  7. Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Icing or Cream Cheese Frosting

  • For the icing: Heat the lemon juice, remove from heat, add powdered sugar, and mix until dissolved.
  • For the cream cheese frosting: In a mixer bowl, combine cream cheese, room temperature butter, and powdered sugar. Beat with a mixer for about 1 minute until smooth and creamy.
  1. Spread the icing or cream cheese frosting over the cake and decorate with crumbs.

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