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18 Layer Red Velvet Cake

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

White Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs

Red Velvet Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ German chocolate cake mix
1
cup water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
bottle (1 oz) red liquid food color (about 2 tablespoons)

Frosting

2 1/2
cups marshmallow creme (from two 7-oz jars)
1 1/2
cups butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
4 1/2
cups powdered sugar

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Directions

  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
290),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
410mg
410%;
Total Carbohydrate
70g
70%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
56g
56%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
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.

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