Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

All the heart eyes ???????????? for this Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Sour cream and buttermilk make it extra soft and fluffy. And I could eat the frosting with a spoon!

You guys already know how I feel about recipes that start with a cake mix (and if you don’t, here’s a hint: ❤️❤️❤️). I love that working with a cake mix yields a consistently good product. You’ll always get soft, moist, and flavorful baked goods. This doctored up red velvet recipe is made EXTRA good by using buttermilk and sour cream to create an even fluffier crumb and accentuate that little bit of tang that gives red velvet it’s signature flavor ????????.

CHECK OUT MY FAVORITE RED VELVET RECIPES HERE.

All the heart eyes ???????????? for this Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Sour cream and buttermilk make it extra soft and fluffy. And I could eat the frosting with a spoon!

Ingredients Needed for Red Velvet Bundt Cake

  • Red Velvet cake mix
  • vanilla instant pudding
  • eggs
  • oil
  • sour cream
  • buttermilk

Ingredients Needed for Cream Cheese Frosting

  • cream cheese
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla

All the heart eyes ???????????? for this Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Sour cream and buttermilk make it extra soft and fluffy. And I could eat the frosting with a spoon!

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • Don’t use sugar free pudding mix! Be sure to get the regular kind (3.4 ounces), so that you are adding enough additional cornstarch to the mix.
  • I love making the cream cheese frosting with a really pronounced vanilla flavor by using vanilla bean paste or vanilla bean powder.
  • Try adding mini chocolate chips to the batter. If you’re a Nothing Bundt Cakes fan, you’ll love the familiar addition!

Recipe Video

Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

All the heart eyes ???????????? for this Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Sour cream and buttermilk make it extra soft and fluffy. And I could eat the frosting with a spoon!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 3.4 ounces vanilla instant pudding mix (just the dry mix)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Prepare a bundt cake pan by spraying liberally with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, sour cream, and buttermilk until batter forms. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Use an electric stand mixer to whisk together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing and scraping down the sides in between additions. Mix in the vanilla.
  4. Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate. Let it cool completely before frosting.

 

calories 212 (for 1/32)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11 g 16 %
Saturated Fat 4 g 19 %
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 34 mg 11 %
Sodium 201 mg 8 %
Potassium 10 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 28 g 9 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 0 %
Sugars 23 g
Protein 2 g 5 %
Vitamin A 5 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 5 %
Iron 5 %

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.