Easy Red Velvet Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Our easy version of Red Velvet Cake starts with a cake mix and uses the "one bowl" method of combining all the ingredients at once to make the batter. Make it even easier by purchasing a container of cream cheese frosting instead of preparing the frosting from scratch.
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Ingredients
  • 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) German chocolate cake mix with pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 bottle McCormick® Red Food Color
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar
Directions
PREP
15 mins
COOK
30 mins
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat cake mix, sour cream, water, cocoa powder, oil, food color, eggs and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, scraping sides of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured (9-inch) round cake pans.

2. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire rack.

3. For the Frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fill and frost cooled cake with frosting.Test Kitchen Tip: One container (16 ounces) ready-to-spread cream cheese frosting can be used in place of the prepared Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.
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Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 397 Calories
Fat: 17 Grams
Protein: 4 Grams
Cholesterol: 76 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 57 Grams
Sodium: 335 Milligrams
Fiber: 0 Grams

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