Easy Red Velvet Cake



1 package (18 1/4 oz) fudge marble cake mix

1 tsp baking soda

2 eggs

1 1/2 c. buttermilk

1 bottle (1 oz) red food coloring

1 tsp vanilla extract


5 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1 c. milk

1 c. butter, softened

1 c. sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1. In a mixing bowl, combine contents of cake mix and baking soda. Add eggs, buttermilk, food coloring and vanilla; blend on low until moistened. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.

2. Pour into two greased and floured 9 in round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

3. For frosting, whisking flour and milk in a saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cover and cool to room temperature. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add milk mixture; beat for 10 minutes or until fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Frost between layers and over top and sides of cakes.