Monday, January 31, 2011

Red Velvet Cake (from a mix)

1 box white cake mix (2 layer size)
1 box (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
4 large eggs
1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbs. white vinegar
1 c. milk
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 oz. red food coloring

cream cheese frosting
4 oz. butter softened
8 oz. cream cheese softened
1 tbs. vanilla extract
1 box (1 lb.) confectioners sugar

Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs, cocoa, vinegar and food coloring. Beat for 4 min. on med. speed. scrapping the sides and bottom of the bowl several times. Grease and flour 2 cake pans. Distribute the batter among the pans evenly. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 min. or until the cake springs back when lightly touched in the center. 

I use this cake in my 4th of July trifle. It is wonderful. I use the red velvet cake and strawberries, blue berries, vanilla pudding and cool whip. This is a very big hit year round, but lots of fun during the 4th of July. 

Note: I make this cake in my pampered chef large bar pan. cut it up and use it in the trifle. Remember to use less milk for the pudding in the trifle, and use instant pudding. Enjoy!

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