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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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coconut cake mix

coconut cake mix

I make the cake following cake mix; but I add 1/3 cup grated coconut. I use a bundt pan. Then I make a glaze and sprinkle coconut on top. I also have used drained,crushed pineapple. Use some of the juice in making glaze


Cinnamon in the Cinnamnon Swirl Muffin Mix

Cinnamon in the Cinnamnon Swirl Muffin Mix

I generally like the Duncan Hines products and use them often. I was very disappointed, however, in the way the cinnamon flowed. Even after massaging the bag for longer than suggested, it still did not flow evenly but came out in clumps. Liked the taste, though.





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