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Red Velvet Bundt Cake with a Cream Cheese Filling

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This past Sunday was my mom’s birthday. She dropped hints last year that she would have enjoyed a red velvet cake, so I decided to be nice this year and make one for her. My two-year-old daughter, Kayla, loves to help me in the kitchen, especially if I’m baking. Kayla got situated on her little ladder and we got to work. I didn’t want to do a traditional sheet cake, because that would be way too simple and boring. I’ve had a silicone bundt pan sitting in my cabinet for a long, LONG time now, so I decided to test it out. We made a red velvet cake with a cream cheese filling, and then drizzled cream cheese frosting on top to make it pretty. It sounds a lot more complicated than it really is, so don’t get scared away. It’s actually quite simple to make. Come on, I had a toddler helping me make it! If it was too complicated, I wouldn’t have been able to do it with Kayla.

The end result is quite pretty. It made me think of Valentine’s Day (or Christmas). With V-Day just around the corner, I think this is a perfect recipe to try out. But even if you choose not to celebrate that particular couple’s holiday, this is a yummy cake that is worth trying out.

Red Velvet Bundt Cake Recipe

– 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 cups granulated sugar
– 1 cup vegetable oil
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
– 1 tablespoon white vinegar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 eggs
– 1 cup buttermilk, or 1 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar
– 1 oz. red food coloring

Cream Cheese Filling Recipe

– 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
– 1/4 cup butter, softened
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 1 large egg
– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray your bundt pan with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix eggs with a wire whisk. Add oil, vinegar, vanilla, buttermilk and food coloring. Whisk together and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder). Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix on medium high with an electric mixer until well combined.

Filling: In a separate mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, butter, and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended and smooth. Add egg, flour, and vanilla; beat just until blended.

Pour 2/3rds of the batter into the Bundt pan. Carefully pour the cream cheese filling on top of the batter, making a ring that doesn’t touch the sides of the pan. Add the rest of the batter on top. Bake the cake for 50-55 minutes. Ovens may vary slightly, so use a toothpick to check to see if it’s done. When your toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done. Let the cake sit in the pan for about 30 minutes before inverting onto a plate.

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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

– 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/4 cup milk

Mix cream cheese and butter together in a medium bowl with an electric mixer. Add sugar, vanilla and milk. Mix well.

Allow the cake to cool for at least 45 minutes to an hour before adding frosting. Use a spoon to drizzle frosting over the cake. If the frosting isn’t easy to drizzle, heat it up in the microwave for 10 seconds. This will make it easier to work with.

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This cake came out great, and my daughter was super proud of it. She was so excited to show grandma what we made. And lucky for us, it not only looked pretty, but it tasted great too. My mom was very happy with her cake this year, which made me feel good as well.



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  2. Asmaa

    I made this cake at a cookout I had earlier this month and one of my girlfriends devoured just about the whole thing. She kept coming back for slice after slice and the thing is, he doesn’t like red velvet or chocolate cakes. She even came back the following week with a back full of the ingredients for me to bake one for her and her husband.
    This cake was an absolute hit and I’m getting requests for them every week. I definitely glad I stumbled across your recipe.

    • I’m so happy to hear that. I’m glad it was a big hit for you. I love being able to share recipes with others. Enjoy!

  3. Mariah

    This was the best cake ever! I also made it in round cake pans without the filling and chocolate cream cheese frosting. It was wonderful!!!

    • I’m so happy it worked out for you. 🙂


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