For Valentine’s Day why not break out an old favorite and make a delicious red velvet cake? Except, instead of fussing with multiple layers, just make a bundt! This easy, moist red velvet bundt cake is perfect for serving up to your sweetheart or just for sharing with the kids. Or both! I particularly love the creamy, dreamy cream cheese glaze that is drenched over the top. It is thick and sweet and perfect for enjoying with your date.
Red Velvet Bundt Cake Recipe
A dream recipe! Bake it up in one pan, top with the creamy frosting, and you're done!
- cake flour: 2½ cups
- kosher salt: 1 teaspoon
- buttermilk: 1 cup
- vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon + 1 teaspoon for glaze
- red velvet extract: 1 tablespoon (If you don’t have red velvet extract you can use 1 to 2 ounces red food coloring.)
- baking soda: 1 teaspoon
- white vinegar: 1½ teaspoons
- cocoa powder: 2 teaspoons
- unsalted butter: 2 sticks, softened
- granulated sugar: 1½ cups
- eggs: 2, large
- cream cheese: 4 ounces, room temperature
- powdered sugar: 2 cups
- milk: 2 tablespoons, as needed to thin out
Step 1: Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Step 2: In a small bowl mix the flour and salt and set aside. In a separate bowl mix the buttermilk, extracts, baking soda, vinegar, and cocoa powder and set aside.
Step 3: In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Then, with the mixer on low, add the wet ingredients and dry ingredients to the butter mixture in three parts. Mix well after each addition.
Step 4: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean and the top springs back when touched. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 5: While it is cooling make the glaze: Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and half the milk until the mixture is smooth. If you’d like the glaze a little thinner add a little more milk 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Then, drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake. Slice and enjoy.
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