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Red Velvet Pound Cake


A classic Red Velvet Cake with the cream cheese icing baked in the inside instead of on the outside.

To me Red Velvet is a classic Southern cake that we (Southerners) judge everyone else really hard on.  If you didn't know, Red Velvet Cake is a chocolate cake that is a bright red hue because of the reaction of the buttermilk and cocoa powder.


I have noticed that red velvet has become really popular outside the South and made into different forms like cupcakes, pancakes, fudge, cookies, brownies and cheesecakes.
What your favorite flavor of cake? Is it red velvet?

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Red Velvet Pound Cake

Time

Prep: 10 to 15 minutes
Baking: 1 1/2 hours
Cooling: 1 hour

Ingredients

Red Velvet Cake
1 lb Unsalted Butter, softened
2 cups Granulated Sugar
4 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour plus a little for dusting
3/4 cup Baking Cocoa Powder
6 eggs, room temperature
1 cup Buttermilk
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Vinegar, can use any
1 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 oz Gel Food Coloring, I used Wilton No-Taste Red
Nonstick cooking spray

Cream Cheese Filling
12 ounces (1 1/2 packages) Cream Cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1 egg,  room temperature
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 tablespoon Unbleached All Purpose Flour
Pinch of Fine Sea Salt

1. In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla extract, flour and flour with a hand mixer or stand mixer until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a ziplock and set aside.
2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder and sea salt. Set aside.
3. In a larger bowl, cream together butter and sugar for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and two eggs. Mix together with butter sugar mixture then add red food coloring and two more eggs. Mix. Scrap the sides of the bowl if
4. Add a quarter of the flour/cocoa mixture to the butter/sugar mixture then the last two eggs.
5. Pour half of the buttermilk and vinegar then another quarter of the flour. Add the last of the flour and buttermilk. Stir batter to make sure its completely mixed well.
6. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray Bundt pan or Tube pan or Angle Food pan with nonstick cooking spray then dust with a little flour coating the whole pan.
7. Spoon half of the mixture to the pan then smooth it evenly. Squeeze cream cheese filling on top of the batter then smooth evenly. Add the rest of the batter and smooth evenly. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean.
8. Once the toothpick comes clean, let the cake sit in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool on a wired rack in the pan for 30 minutes. Tip over to wired rack and cool completely. Store in a dry and cool place.

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Comments

  1. Mmm yum! This wasnt the best post to read when hungry - now I'm really hungry and want cake!! Looks lovely and festive :)

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  2. Such a Yummy looking cake and would be perfect to serve over the Holidays :)

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  3. YUMMM! I use to not be a fan of Red Velvet.... But the more I tried it ... the more it grew on me! This recipe looks fab!

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  4. This looks and sounds delicious! Love the vibrant colour and the icing really tops it off.

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  5. This sweet velvet cake is just what I was craving for! It looks delicious! :)

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  6. This looks fantastic! I am going to have a baking weekend with a few of your recent recipes!

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  7. I love that little surprise of a cream cheese filling! Sounds delicious and looks very pretty

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  8. Oh wow! You definitely can't go wrong with red velvet cake!!

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  9. Lovely, I`m not very good at baking but I`m really tempted with this,will give it a try and follow your guidance step by step.

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  10. What a delicious looking cake!!! This will be perfect to take and share for holiday celebrations!! Shell

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  11. Ill definitely try this one with the cream cheese filling, Ill try to follow your recipe coz I havent really baked red velvet cake like this.

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  12. nyum....my mouth watering. I will def try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. This is such a yummy recipe! Never tried it before, so I'm definitely going to try it this weekend!

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  14. This looks delicious! Maybe I will try this for Christmas!!

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  15. I had no idea that red velvet cake is southern, nor that the color comes from the reaction of ingredients. This is fascinating! Also, this is my hubby's fav kind of cake so I'll give your recipe a try! YUM.

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  16. You had me at red velvet. It is one of my favorite flavors of cake but my family doe
    sn't really care for it. It is also festive for this time of year too.

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  17. I really love Red Velvet, it's my favorite comfort food and flavor! I'll have to try this and kids will surely love it.

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  18. I have never tried Red Velvet cake but after reading this I may need to try to make some. Good thing the oven is on today anyway.

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  19. One of my favorite cakes is red velvet. I just had some last week and now I want more.

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  20. Is there a lactose free alternative?

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    1. Yes, you can use Almond buttermilk and a vegan cream cheese.

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  21. My daughter is looking for a red velvet cake recipes and this is really timely. I am going to share this to her. I am sure that she will love this red velvet cake recipe and it looks delightful and really tempting.

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  22. My mouth is literally salivating look at your shared images, I am a huge fan of desserts, though I cook occasionally, this is something worth a try.

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  23. This looks so yummy! will have to try this one!

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  24. Another great recipe! Red velvet is by far my favourite flavour of cake and I have a hard time trusting those who disagree haha! great post! Makes me wish I had some right now or at least the time to bake some!
    Tisha x

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  25. I love the idea of putting the cream cheese icing on the inside- sounds so decadent and tasty!

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  26. That looks so yummy and I love cream cheese filling.

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  27. I love Red Velvet cake. This recipe is going in my favorites to try folder. It looks scrumptious!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Interesting, I never knew it got the colour fromt he reaction of the cocoa and buttermilk! It is one cake I havent tried to bake, but this makes me want to!

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  29. I love the way you iced it on top. It looks so tasty.

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  30. Wow this cake looks so amazing. I need to try this pound cake out sometime!

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  31. I love cakes. And this looks so yummy. I bet it will even taste better.

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  32. My mouth is watering just thinking about this - I love red velvet anything - I have such a sweet tooth!

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  33. This looks so delicious! I love red velvet cake. Never tried to bake this one at home cause I always thought it's difficult to do and tons of ingredients and prepations but when I saw your list to do and igredients I find it more easier. I really hope to pull this one! (hoping my hubby would like it)

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  34. This cake looks too good! I thought you have added artificial colour to give it the red colour until i read the post! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am going to try baking it :)
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  35. This looks and sounds amaaaazing!! Red velvet is my kid's fave, and I love making cupcakes out of red velvet as well - yummy!

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  36. Actually, I really love cakes, and this flavor is one of my favorites. I am so glad that I got this recipe.

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