Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Red Velvet Cake...

As the mean old principal, I feel it is my duty to make birthday cakes for my staff.  With some staff it boils down to whatever I feel like making, but some have specific cakes.  Barb's birthday is a few days before Christmas.  For some reason I have had it in my head that she needs a red velvet cake.  The problem is I have found most red velvet cakes to be somewhat tasteless. Sorry, but that is how I felt, until I found this recipe in the December 2009 Southern Living .  It is my favorite and comes out perfect every time. 

1 package Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. butter
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
Mix and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  Enjoy!
The frosting recipe comes from my Betty Crocker's New Cookbook
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 pkg. Cream Cheese
1/4 c. butter
2 t. milk
1 t. vanilla
4 c. powdered sugar. 
My staff seem to like it, but of course who is going to complain about free cake? 


  1. I think I read somewhere that red velvet cake is really just chocolate cake with red food color added. But Red Velvet sounds much more flavorful than just chocolate. :) Looks good!

  2. Oh that looks so good. Enjoy your time off and have a very Merry Christmas in your little cabin in the woods.It is going to be a beautiful 2013 for us all. Hug B

  3. Morning Bonnie, yum yum, looks so good, thanks for sharing.......Wishing you and yours a Merry Cozy Christmas, Francine.

  4. My husband's favorite cake-- Love the 'easier recipe' thanks! Merry Christmas!

  5. Dearest Bonnie, First, thank you for the wonderful surprise gifts and the sweet card--I am speechless. Kelly was a teacher too and she would take baked goods into her department. She loved Red Velvet and I think it makes the loveliest treat for the holidays with its beautiful red color. Have a wonderful holiday and happiest New Year, XOXO

  6. Hi,
    These sounds like Yummy..!!
    This Christmas Red velvet Cake looks delicious and adorable.
    I love red velvet cake most.I read your recipe really unique and easy to make.
    Thanks For Sharing....


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