Yes, red velvet cake needs to be refrigerated. This is because red velvet cake is typically made with cream cheese frosting, which is a perishable food. Cream cheese frosting can contain harmful bacteria that can grow quickly at room temperature. If you leave red velvet cake at room temperature for more than two hours, it is important to refrigerate it to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Red velvet cake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you are ready to eat it, simply remove it from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.
Here are some tips for storing red velvet cake: