Posted inCakes & Pastries, Desserts

This bright red cake will win everyone over whatever the occasion!

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You might know a lot of cake recipes, but very few of them will be this shade of bright red.

Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Creamy Frosting

A striking red velvet bundt cake with a creamy frosting, perfect for any special occasion.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Cakes & Pastries, Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices


  • Bundt cake pan
  • Electric whisk
  • Piping bag


  • 250 g butter cubed
  • 300 g flour
  • 350 g sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 120 g cream cheese
  • 1.25 tbsp vanilla flavoring
  • red food coloring a few drops
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 100 g sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 150 ml cream
  • 120 g cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp vanilla flavoring
  • candy hearts as decoration


  • Cut the butter into cubes and put them in a large bowl. Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, eggs, cream cheese, and vanilla flavoring. Mix everything into a smooth batter with an electric whisk and add a few drops of food coloring. Stir again until the batter takes on an even deep red color.
  • In another bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar, flour, butter, egg, and vanilla flavoring. Mix into a smooth batter.
  • Put roughly half of the red batter in a greased bundt cake pan and then spread the light batter on top around the circle. Try to keep the light mix from touching the inner and outer edges. Add the rest of the red batter on top and smooth it flat.
  • Bake the cake in a convection oven for 45 minutes at 350°F.
  • Stir together the icing sugar, cream, cream cheese, and vanilla flavoring until smooth. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag and squeeze out a loop pattern over your cooled, upturned Red Velvet Bundt Cake.
  • For the final touch, sprinkle edible decorative hearts on your finished work.


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Whether as a sign of your affection on Valentine’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary, you can’t go wrong with this gorgeous cake — because the way to someone’s heart really is through their stomach. And its striking appearance means it’s the first thing anyone will see when they come to your party!

And if this has put you in the mood for more colorful bundt cakes, give our Chocolate and Cherry Cake a try.