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Cherry Red Velvet Cake

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This is a moist, fruity Red Velvet cake that's pure heaven. Cherries and buttermilk are the secret add-in, and the homemade icing is a special treat. For a frosting shortcut, you can always use Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Frosting.

  • Hands-On Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
  • Servings: 12 slices
  • Difficulty: Pretty Easy
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Ingredients


Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour, three 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Strain cherries and syrup. Set aside a few cherries for garnish.
  3. Combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and ½ cup strained Cherry syrup.
  4. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly into the three prepared cake pans.
  5. Bake 26 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool cakes on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and cool completely.
  7. Brush flat side of first cake layer with cherry syrup. Evenly spread frosting on top. Top frosted layer with half reserved cherries. Repeat process, building another layer.
  8. Top with last cake layer and spread frosting on entire cake. Sprinkle with coconut and decorate with reserved Cherry garnish.

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Tips

Add Color to your Glaze!

Add Color to your Glaze!

Sometimes a pure white or cream colored glaze is just so blah looking. Especially when you want more than just taste as appearance also counts. Try mixing food coloring and water together until you've found the color you would like! Reference is always on the back of any food color box anyway. Make your glaze and if it calls for water, use that amount to color with! Remember you don't need much. Experiment a little to get the color choice. Even white chocolate frost/glaze can be colored!


Moist cakes even after its been frozen.

Moist cakes even after its been frozen.

I've been baking for over 20 years. I add a box of pudding and substitute water for milk. MOIST cake every time, even after it's been frozen. So delicious!





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