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Desserts

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
Red velvet cake is a celebration mainstay of the South and now, everywhere else. What makes this version so tantalizing is the smooth cream cheese frosting.
time
prep:
10 min
total:
2 hr 45 min
servings
total:
16 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (2-layer size) white cake mix
2
oz.  BAKER'S Unsweetened Chocolate, melted
1
Tbsp.  red food coloring
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2
cup  butter or margarine, melted
1
pkg.  (16 oz.) powdered sugar
1/2
cup  chopped PLANTERS Pecans

Make It

PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for two 9-inch round cake layers, adding chocolate and food coloring with water, eggs and oil; cool completely.

BEAT cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Stir in nuts.

FILL and frost cake layers with cream cheese frosting.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
Savor a serving of this indulgent special-occasion dessert that is perfect for a party. One cake makes enough for 16 servings.
Special Extra
Decorate cake with the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa using red, green or black decorating gels.
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