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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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If you're having a party, and laying out cookies, don't put two identical decorated cookies next to each other. Show your guest your creativity and variety!


Place a design on a frosted cake.

Place a design on a frosted cake.

Lightly trace a design onto a piece of waxed paper. Using a safety pin, prick a small hole on top of a piece of corrugated cardboard. Place the pattern over the hole in the cardboard pricking the pattern outlines with the pin down through the hole in the cardboard. Move the pattern along the hole and continue pricking holes every couple of millimeters until all outlines are covered with holes. You will notice that the underside of the wax paper now has ridges that will leave the imprint of the pattern on your cake. After smoothly frosting a cake with buttercream icing, let the cake sit until the icing has crusted and you can touch it without any frosting sticking to you. This works best when the air is dry. It will not work well on humid days. Very gently lay the pattern, ridge side down, on the cake. With a very gentle motion, quickly and lightly run your finger over the entire design. Immediately, gently lift the wax paper and you will have your design now imprinted on top of your cake. Decorate as desired.





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