Mom's Delicious Red Velvet Cake

Fran Murray

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@franmurray

This recipe is great anytime, but especially at Christmas and Valentine's Day. Although I usually make it with a boxed mix, you can always be brave and make the cake itself from scratch. The frosting is really the key to this cake.


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Serves:

8 to 12

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 box
duncan hines red velvet cake mix
16 Tbsp
(2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
4 c
powedered sugar
16 oz
cream cheese, cut into 8 pieces, softened
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla
pinch salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For cake: bake cake in two round 8-inch cake pans (this is the prettiest), 24 cupcakes or in a 13x9-inch baking pan according to package directions. Cool cake completely before frosting.
2
For frosting: with electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add cream cheese, one piece at a time, and beat until incorporated, about 30 seconds. Beat in vanilla and salt. Refrigerate until ready to use.
3
When cakes are cooled, spread about 2 cups frosting on one cake layer. Top with second cake layer and spread top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 3 days.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American