You are here: Home » Recipes » Easy Red Velvet Cake Easy Red Velvet Cake Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 16 servings Perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion, this classic Southern cake never goes out of style. PrintEmail Ingredients Cake:1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix2 tablespoons cocoa1/4 cup canola oil1 egg3 egg whites1 1-ounce) bottle red food coloring1 cup skim milk1 tablespoon vinegarCream Cheese Icing:1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened3 tablespoons butter1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Spray three round cake pans with nonstick spray. Combine cake mix, cocoa, oil, egg, egg whites and food coloring. In a separate bowl combine milk and vinegar. Combine ingredients and thoroughly mix. Pour batter into pans and bake 15-20 minutes. Cakes should be firm. Let cool before removing from cake pans. Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth, then add confectioners’ sugar, beat until light. Add vanilla. Alternate layers of icing, then place cake on top, repeating for all layers. Frost sides and top of cake tower.