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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

Flat Top Cake layers

Flat Top Cake layers

Take an old dish towel and cut it into strips. Wet the strips and squeeze them out. Once you have poured your batter in the pan and patted the bottom to remove air bubbles take a wet towel strip and wrap it around the cake pan and tuck the end into the wrapped strip. (If they are not long enough attach them together with safety pins.) This will allow the cake to cook evenly and will give you more of a flat top to decorate.


Trifle filling toppers

Trifle filling toppers

I use the different types of glazes in between each layer of cakes for my trifles: chocolate and white cakes, layers of fruit, whip cream and various glazes in between each layer and topped off with whipped cream, fresh berries and the final layer of chocolate glaze. Everyone loves the trifles and the beautiful presentation of the dripping glazes going down the sides of the trifle bowl.





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