Red Velvet virgin

I am making red velvet cake for valentines day. I am a student with minimal supplies and tools, so I was thinking of using a boxed mix (i know, i know) and then making my own cream cheese frosting. i've never made this cake before, so I was wondering if its better to use a boxed red velvet mix (if these exist/are any good), boxed vanilla with cocoa and food coloring, or chocolate with food coloring. I know its a cocoa based cake so I'm confused. HELP!!

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