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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

light frosting.

light frosting.

I use 1/3 to 1/2 of a container of frosting and add a small tub of defrosted cool whip to it. then I frost my cakes as usual. everyone seems to enjoy this lighter version of frosting. (p.s. save the rest of the frosting and use it in between 2 cookies or to frost and decorate marshmallows.).


Frosting Color Creations

Frosting Color Creations

Baking Season is all about color so try your hand at these autumnal hues - perfect combinations for one can of frosting. A good rule of thumb is to begin with your lightest dye and slowly add in the dark.





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