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Easy Red Velvet Cake

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12
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There are many of you who will make serving this cake, all-time favorite, a tradition for birthdays and other special occasions.

Ingredients

Cake

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

Frosting

2
oz cream cheese, softened
2
teaspoons milk
1 1/2
cups whipping cream
1/2
cup powdered sugar

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan or two 9-inch round cake pans and lightly flour, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan(s).
  • 3 Bake as directed on box. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
  • 4 In chilled large bowl, mix cream cheese and milk until smooth. Beat in whipping cream and powered sugar with electric mixer on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until soft peaks form. Frost top of 13x9-inch cake or fill and frost cake layers. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix can also be used for a dark red velvet cake; omit cocoa.

You will need the whole 1-ounce bottle of red food color to achieve the intense red color that is characteristic of this special cake.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
19g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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