Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese

Bundt cakes are so easy to make and I love this red velvet with a cream cheese filling. Perfect for a festive Christmas dessert.

I used a plastic squeeze bottle to drizzle the icing. The bottle allows me to control the flow of the icing.

Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese

1½ cups unsalted butter softened

3 cups granulated sugar

5 large eggs

1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup whole buttermilk

1 (1-ounce) bottle liquid red food coloring

Cream Cheese Filling (recipe follows)

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 325°. Spray a 12- to 15-cup Bundt pan with baking spray with flour.

Cake: In a large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of the bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vinegar and vanilla.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Stir in food coloring.

Spoon half of the batter into prepared pan. Top with Cream Cheese Filling. Spoon remaining batter overfilling. Use a wooden skew or knife to swirl cream cheese filling into the batter.

Bake until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean, 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.

In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and cream until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake, and sprinkle with red and white sprinkles, if desired.

Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Cream Cheese Filling

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

⅓ cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, beating until combined.

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