Red Velvet Cake not only looks good, it tastes good too!

Red Velvet Cake is perfect for those frosting lovers that are in the mood for something other than chocolate. The cream cheese gives it a rich taste that goes well with vanilla ice cream.

Try a recipe from below. The second one is a little unique since it's not actually a cake, rather "cake balls" covered in chocolate. Yuum!

Messy Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

This is pretty easy to make. It asks for packages of cake mix and pudding mix so you do not need to create this deluxe gift totally from scratch.

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Mix together cake mix, 1 box pudding mix, eggs, oil, food coloring, water, vinegar, and cocoa. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool.
  4. Beat together milk and cream cheese. Blend in 1 box pudding mix. Fold in whipped topping. Spread on cooled cake. Refrigerate

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet "Cake Balls"

This is a very fun and easy recipe. Not only will they remember you for this it, they'll tell their friends.

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on 13 x 9)
  • 1 can cream cheeze frosting
  • 1 pkg choclate bark or white chocolate
  1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
  2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting (use plastic gloves).
  3. Use ice cream scooper to make balls.
  4. Chill for at least 10 minutes in freezer.
  5. Melt chocolate in microwave or in metal bowl over simmering pan stirring ocassionally to maintain smoothness.
  6. Dip balls using fork. Place on wax paper to set.

TIP: You can make these in many variations. Change the chocolate type, sprinkle white chocolate on top, add their favorite toppings, chopped peanuts, sprinkles, etc. You could even insert popsicle sticks, refrigerate them and have "cake pops".

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