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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Sue Lau
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Equipment

  • Bundt pan
  • Baker's release spray

Ingredients
  

Cake Batter:

  • 10 ounces soft unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered confectioner's sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 2 cups sifted powdered confectioner's sugar
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 4-6 tablespoons milk
  • assorted baking sprinkles to decorate

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Prepare Cake Batter: cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until smooth.
  • Add eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
  • Mix the flour with the cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  • Add gradually to the mixer bowl and run until smooth.
  • Add the buttermilk and food coloring, mixing into a batter.
  • Spray a 10-cup standard Bundt pan with Baker's release spray.
  • Place half the batter into the pan.
  • Mix the cream cheese filling until smooth and place dollops of filling in the center of the batter, avoiding pan edges.
  • Top with remaining batter and smooth the top.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes or until cake tests done with a toothpick.
  • Cool cake in the pan for fifteen minutes, then turn out cake and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • When cake is cool, whisk together the frosting with just enough milk to be able to drizzle and pour over the cake.
  • Apply sprinkles and allow frosting to set for about 45 minutes.
  • Refrigerate cake until needed and chill leftovers.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Bundt cakes, Holiday cakes