Sunday, December 23, 2012

Easy Red Velvet Bundt Cake

One of our family traditions is that we always deliver cakes to some of our close friends and family during the holidays. I love it because it's an excuse for me to spend time in the kitchen with my two girls! Here is a really yummy recipe for a red velvet bundt cake.

For the Cake
1 ¼ cups Vegetable Oil
1 cup Buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tbsp. Food Coloring
1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
1 ¾ cups Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
¾ tsp. Salt
1 tbsp. Cocoa Powder 

Cream Cheese Frosting
8oz. Cream Cheese
5 tbsp. salted Butter (Room Temperature)
2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract ( i love to use maple)
2 ½ cups Confectioners Sugar

To make the cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour a bundt pan, set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.  Beat until combined.  In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.  Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Beat until the mixture is smooth.

Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.  Place the pan in the oven and bake until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out of clean, about 50 minutes.  Cool the cake in the pan for 30 minutes.  Then remove the cake from the pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.

While the cake is cooling, make the frosting, in the bowl of stand mixer, combine the cream cheese and butter.  Beat until smooth.  Add the vanilla and mix until fully incorporated.  Gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar (on low speed) until fully combined.  Increase the speed and beat until smooth.  

Place the bundt cake on a cake stand or plate.  Spread the frosting evenly on top of the bundt cake.  Serve and Enjoy :)!

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