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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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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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Frosting Double Take Cupcakes

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Don’t choose between chocolate or vanilla frosting. Use this easy trick to get both. Fill two piping bags- one with each frosting. Cut the tips off and place the two bags into one larger bag fitted with a large-sized frosting tip. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes as usual.

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No Eggs

I recently did & conquered my fist cake with no eggs. I had a box of white cake mix & was out of eggs, so I searched if I can substitute it & came across using soda instead. I used a 12 ounce can of orange soda and mixed it with the cake mix (only 2 ingredients). I mixed it til it got a peachy color and baked for 30 min. @ 350 degrees. After it was baked & cooled down I used vanilla frosting and added little mandarin wedges for decoration and was done. It was very delicious and airy.

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