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Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Red Velvet Bundt Cake w/Kahlua Ganache

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1-1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp red food color
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp dutch process cocoa powder
  • Sweetened Coconut to sprinkle on top
  • Valentine Sprinkles

Ganache

  • 9 ounces dark chocolate - finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Kahlua

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray bundt pan with Bakers Joy - I highly recommend this product, especially for bundt cakes
  3. In mixer bowl - beat together oil, buttermilk, eggs, food color, vinegar & vanilla.
  4. Add in flour, sugar, baking soda & cocoa.
  5. Beat on medium until fully combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan & bake 45-60 minutes or until toothpick test is clean.
  7. Allow to cool on wire rack before removing from pan.
  8. Once cool- invert onto plate & make your ganache.
  9. Top with sprinkles & coconut.

Ganache

  1. Place all ingredients in medium saucepan & heat on medium.
  2. Whisk to combine ingredients until it is all completely melted & combined to a thick silky consistency. DO NOT allow to boil
  3. Remove from heat & immediately drizzle over your cake.
  4. Store remaining ganache in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.