Love and Confections: Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

April 18, 2017

Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Icing is easily a family favorite. Use a box mix for a shortcut and top it off with adorable sprinkles!

Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from LoveandConfections.com
Red Velvet is such a delicious cake, if made right. For most people it's hit or miss. Some like it, some don't but my family is in the first group. I came across this recipe in February and knew I had to make ASAP.

Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from LoveandConfections.com

My sister loves red velvet cake and this one was definitely a hit. It is incredibly easy since I used my favorite box mix. While I do like to create baked goods from scratch, I also doctor up cake mixes because, let's be real, sometimes it's a lot easier to do that than scratch, especially with a three-year-old running around.

Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from LoveandConfections.com

I live for homemade cream cheese frosting and this one was no exception. Smooth, creamy, just the right amount of sweetness - absolutely perfect! Toppings are optional, but everyone here loves sprinkles so I made it extra adorable with some heart sprinkles and nonpareils.

Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from LoveandConfections.com

This pound cake was so delicious and you can play around with the flavors too. For Easter this year, I created one with lemon cake mix and lemon pudding. I cannot wait to try out different flavor combinations. I am also going to experiment with baking it in one loaf pan, as opposed to two like the recipe states, and also in a bundt pan. I am a bundt-lover and this would definitely be a delicious bundt cake too!

Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from LoveandConfections.com

Red Velvet Pound Cake

adapted from The Recipe Critic
Published 04/18/2017
Red Velvet Pound Cake

Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Icing is easily a family favorite. Use a box mix for a shortcut and top it off with adorable sprinkles!

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 (4.3 ounce) package Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix, dry
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325F. Prepare 2 bread pans with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until foamy. Combine the rest of the ingredients until mixed.
  3. Divide batter between loaf pans and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cakes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pans for 10-15 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack or serving dish. Serve warm or room temperature. Optional Cream Cheese Frosting after completely cooled
Yield: 24 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 45 mins.
Total time: 50 mins.
Tags: Red Velvet, Red Velvet Cake, Pound Cake, Cake

Cream Cheese Frosting

Love and Confections
Published 04/18/2017

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  • Cream together cream cheese and butter. Beat in powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of heavy cream at a time, until desired consistency. Spread onto cake with offset spatula and decorate with sprinkles. 
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.

Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!

Red Velvet Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from LoveandConfections.com

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