Bundt Cake #16: Red Velvet

I made this for my husband and his family.  My husband ate his first piece and then called me the Devil.  That’s because he went back and ate at least 3 more pieces.  If you like red velvet, you’ll looooooove this bundt cake.  I ate 2 pieces myself.  Nothing is more festive at Christmas time than a red velvet cake.
Shopping List
1 box of red velvet cake mix
2 small boxes of instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup of veggie oil
1 1/4 cups of water
4 eggs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
3-4 splashes milk
red sprinkles, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 10 inch bundt pan
In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, puddings, oil, water and eggs with electric mixer.  Add in chocolate chips.  Pour into prepared bundt pan.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let cake rest on counter in pan 10 minutes.  Then, invert cake onto serving plate to finish cooling. 
To make the frosting, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and milk until creamy.  Spread on cooled cake and top with sprinkles.
14 days until Christmas!!
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  • Kathy May 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    This cake looks wonderful. I have a couple of questions…. there is no butter in the frosting, is this a typo? Also, is it best to keep it refrigerated because of the cream cheese? I LOVE your blogs. You have such a gift for writing and I appreciate how you speak from the heart.

  • Mix and Match Mama May 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Nope, not a typo! It's a pure cream cheese frosting, no butter required!

  • Kathy May 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Thanks for answering my question on the frosting. I made this cake to take to church. It was amazing! The pudding makes it so moist and who doesn't love chocolate chips? I'll definitely make it again. It's a winner! 🙂

  • M Moses August 4, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    help! i just wanted to know if instead of a bundt pan i could use 2 cake pans instead? i need to make a birthday cake. i believe they are 8 inch rounds. thank you.

  • Mix and Match Mama August 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Yes!! You would just need to cook them a shorter amount of time…probably around 16 to 18 minutes. Enjoy!

  • M Moses August 4, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    thank you for answering so quickly! i am so happy and relieved! 🙂

  • Joy December 7, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Love red velvet! Just one question… Could I use this recipe to make cupcakes? If yes, about how long should I leave them in the oven? Same temperature? Thank you!!

  • Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Yes! You can bake these as cupcakes for about 16 to 18 minutes at 350!

  • Krista April 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Making this next week for some friends that love Nothing Bundt Cake. I'm not a cake or sweets person, so spending that much on a cake seems crazy to me. Told them I would make one of yours for them to compare it to. Hoping I can show them that you can make your own things and they're just as delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Jessica Carnevale June 9, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Shay, I made this cake over the weekend to celebrate my hubby's birthday and I already have requests from the kiddos to make another one! Thanks so much for sharing!