I’m sharing a red velvet cake recipe that I received from my friend Faye Miller, that I think is appropriate for the holiday. Its also easy, I actually used to make a red velvet cake from really scratch when I was a newlywed but I have gotten smarter with age!
Red Velvet Cake:
1 yellow cake mix ( a gluten free cake mix works too)
1- 3 oz. pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 cup water
1 stick softened butter
3 large eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 1/4 tsp. red food coloring
Mix all together, beat 2 minutes, pour into a greased 9x13 inch cake pan or make into cupcakes. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, for cupcakes 18-20 minutes, until a tooth pick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Cool and frost with the following frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick softened butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat together the cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy, then add sugar and vanilla.
Have a great week!