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Red Velvet Bundt Cake

This red velvet bundt cake is moist, rich and delicious! By adding just a few extra ingredients to boxed cake mix, you can create a decadent dessert that tastes like it came from a bakery. A perfect cake for Valentine’s Day, birthdays and other occasions.

red velvet bundt cake with white frosting and red sprinkles surrounded by pink, white and red Valentine candy corn.

For Valentine’s Day, I decided to make a red velvet bundt cake. Red velvet is one of my favorite types of cake, and I like the simplicity of using a bundt cake pan. I wanted it to be easy to make, yet a bit more special than the standard boxed cake mix.

I discovered that by adding sour cream, chocolate pudding mix and a few more ingredients, a boxed cake can actually taste homemade!

If you’re stopping by today after a visit with Alicia from Design of your Life, welcome! What a festive rag wreath she designed! There is more Valentine’s Day inspiration waiting for you at the end of this post. Be sure to visit all of my talented blogger friends!

Why this recipe is great

  • Fast and simple to make
  • Easy to decorate
  • Delicious
  • Looks festive

Red Velvet Bundt Cake Ingredients

ingredients needed to make a red velvet bundt cake
  • Red velvet cake mix – Any brand, 15-18 ozs
  • 1 box 3.4 oz instant chocolate pudding mix – must be instant, not the type that needs to be cooked!
  • 1 cup vegetable oil – I used canola
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk – I used 1%
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

How to Make a Red Velvet Bundt Cake

  1. Prep – Preheat oven to the temperature on the cake mix box, then grease and flour the bundt pan.
  2. Combine – Put all of the wet and dry ingredients into a large bowl
cake ingredients combined in a mixing bowl

3. Mix – Using an electric mixer, blend all of the ingredients until smooth.

mixing cake batter with an electric mixer

4. Bake – Pour batter into the bundt pan and bake according to the cake mix instructions. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

red velvet cake batter in a bundt pan

5. Frost – Let the cake cool completely. Frost completely with either store bought or homemade frosting.

frosting a bundt cake with white cake batter

6. Decorate – Depending on the occasion, decorate your red velvet bundt cake with sprinkles, candy, flowers or whatever you like! For my Valentine’s Day cake, I used red sprinkles and Valentine’s candy corn around the bottom.

red velvet bundt cake with white frosting and red sprinkles surrounded by pink, white and red Valentine candy corn.

Tips

  • My cake took about 8 minutes longer than the time allotted on the box. There may be some trial and error with your oven until you figure out how long it will actually take to bake completely. The toothpick test is a must!
  • Do not overfill your bundt pan. Only fill it 1/2 – 2/3 full, as it needs space to rise while baking.
  • Make sure the cake is cooled completely before frosting, otherwise the frosting will melt and won’t adhere to the cake.
slice of red velvet bundt cake with white frosting and red sprinkles on a white plate with a fork and five Valentine candy corns.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Store covered or in an airtight container for up to two days.
  • Refrigerator – Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
  • Freezer – Wrap the unfrosted cake in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost, bring to room temperature and frost.

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

This red velvet bundt cake is moist, rich and delicious! By adding just a few extra ingredients to boxed cake mix, you can create a decadent dessert that tastes like it came from a bakery. A perfect cake for Valentine's Day, birthdays and other occasions.
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Electric mixer
  • Bundt pan
  • Mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix 15-18 ounces
  • 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix 3.4 ounces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil may also use canola oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to temperature listed on the cake mix box
  • Grease and flour the bundt pan.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat with an electric mixer until smooth
  • Pour batter into the bundt pan.
  • Bake for time listed on the cake mix box. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool completely, then frost and decorate as desired.

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9 Comments

  1. Yum! What a treat! I love how you started with a cake mix and added ingredients. It looks so moist and delicious, yet easy to make. I can’t wait to try it! Pinned!

  2. This sounds and looks delicious Rebecca! I love how easy it is too, with just adding to a box mix. Pinning this one!

  3. Wow! I never would have thought about adding the extra ingredients to a box cake mix. So clever. Happy hopping with you.

  4. I have not had red velvet cake in years and this one looks amazing Rebecca. I love the sound of the added ingredients and am going to have to give this one a try. I always like to use a bundt cake pan myself because I am not the best baker. So happy to have been on the hop with you.

  5. My son-in-law loves red velvet cake. I’d have never thought of starting with a cake mix. I’ll have to try your recipe next time, it looks very moist and delicious. Thanks for sharing. Pinned.

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