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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

Miracle of Salad Dressing

Miracle of Salad Dressing

I add Miracle whip salad dressing to every cake I make. It makes the cakes creamy and soft. The amount depends on the cake size, usually just 1/2 cup per cake mix does it. I learned this from my aunt Ethel when I was about 10 years old, I am 51 now. It is awesome with Chocolate Cakes and Carrot Cakes.


greasing bake pans

greasing bake pans

To have your cakes, loafs and brownies come out of the pan easier and for a cleaner bottom, when preparing greased pans, do the following: 1. Grease and flour the sides only. 2. Lightly grease the bottom of the pan. 3. Line the bottom of the pan with waxed paper (much cheaper than parchment paper). Simply trace out the bottom of the pan on waxed paper with a pencil and cut out. When the cake is slightly cooled, invert and peel off the waxed paper. Perfect each time!





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