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Desserts

The Secret Red Velvet Cake

The Secret Red Velvet Cake recipe
photo by:kraft
The cream cheese frosting isn't the only place we used delicious PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese—it's in the red velvet cake batter too!
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 15 min
servings
total:
16 servings
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened, divided
1-1/2
cups  BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
2
 egg whites
1
pkg.  (2-layer size) red velvet cake mix
1/3
cup  butter, softened
1/2
tsp.  vanilla
2
cups  powdered sugar

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

BEAT 2 oz. cream cheese and sour cream in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add egg whites and cake mix; mix well. Pour into 2 (9-inch) round pans sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 min.; remove from pans. Cool completely.

MEANWHILE, beat remaining cream cheese, butter, vanilla and sugar with mixer until well blended. Refrigerate.

FILL and frost cake layers with frosting.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
Enjoy a slice of this classic cake on a special occasion.
Special Extra
Sprinkle 1-1/2 tsp. sugar crystals over cake just before servnig.
Storing Cream Cheese Frosted Cakes
Cakes filled and frosted with a cream cheese icing should be stored in the refrigerator.
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