18 Layer Red Velvet Cake

18 Layer Red Velvet Cake

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White Cake
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
cup vegetable oil
Red Velvet Cake
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® German chocolate cake mix
cup water
cup vegetable oil
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
bottle (1 oz) red liquid food color (about 2 tablespoons)
2 1/2
cups marshmallow creme (from two 7-oz jars)
1 1/2
cups butter, softened
teaspoon vanilla
to 2 tablespoons milk
4 1/2
cups powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 3 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. Line bottom of each pan with cooking parchment paper. Spray parchment paper with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat White Cake ingredients on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Loosely cover and refrigerate.
  3. In another large bowl, beat Red Velvet Cake ingredients on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup red velvet batter in bottom of each pan. Loosely cover and refrigerate remaining batter. Place all 3 pans on oven rack positioned in center of oven. Bake about 8 minutes or until cake is set when lightly touched in center.
  5. For next cake layer, spread 1/2 cup white batter evenly over each baked red velvet layer. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cake is set when lightly touched in center.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5, twice, baking 9 to 12 minutes per layer or until top of cake layer is set when lightly touched in center.
  7. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans; remove parchment paper from bottoms of cakes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat marshmallow creme, butter, vanilla and 1 tablespoon milk with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in powdered sugar until fluffy. If necessary, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time until spreading consistency.
  9. To assemble, stack cake layers, spreading 1/2 cup frosting between each layer. Spread thin layer of frosting over side and top of cake to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate cake 30 to 45 minutes to set frosting. Spread remaining frosting on side and top of cake.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
The origins of red velvet cake are a mystery, but it's been popular in the southern United States since the early 1900s. The smooth-as-silk and buttery-rich frosting is extra delicious.
In a pinch for time but still want to make this impressive layer cake? You can replace the homemade frosting with 3 containers (12 oz each) Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting.
You also can use Betty Crocker SuperMoist red velvet cake mix in place of the devil's food cake mix. Make red velvet cake batter using water, egg and oil amounts as called for on package. Omit unsweetened baking cocoa and red food color.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 590
    • (Calories from Fat 290),
  • Total Fat 32g
    • (Saturated Fat 14g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 115mg;
  • Sodium 410mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 70g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 56g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 6 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.