Red Velvet Cake is a great Christmas Cake...I don't like making it homemade. I like using a cake mix.it turn out the same to me.When you uses the homemade icing it really make it taste wonderful without the fuss in the kitchen. I like using Duncan Hines.
When it ask for a 1 cup water,,I add half buttermilk and half water to the mix.
I like a tall cake this will serve more people so I get two boxes that mean everything is double.
I fill up three 9 inch cake pans
some overage make cupcakes
Sometime I just use two cake mix to make a big cake in Two 10 inch pans
Cream Cheese Icing
2 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
2 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar (about 4 cups), sifted
Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended.
Coconut Cream Cheese And Roasted Pecan Frosting
Prepare as directed. Stir in 1/2 cup flake Coconut and 1/2 cup roasted pecan
Now If you like to make it look candy stripe for the Holiday Just cut the cake in half.
Edited by Horses4Ever, Nicole Willson, Sondra C, Andy Zhang and 11 othersIf you need to cut cake layers in half, there is a simple and accurate method that does not involve messing with knives or having your cake roll across the countertop. With floss and some toothpicks, you can slice the cake in half with ease.