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Ravishing Red Velvet "BloodCake" receipes

Updated on December 11, 2015

Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix

Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix, Red Velvet 16.5 Oz (Pack of 2)
Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Cake Mix, Red Velvet 16.5 Oz (Pack of 2)

I think we usually get the betty Crocker brand, which seems to come out redder (and better if you make one around halloween. Why? Because if you are dressed as a vampire, you'll look like you did suck someone's blood!) Another reason is because to me it was softer and more moist than this one.

It also could have been an older box or something that was the reason.


Walking the velvet Red Carpet

My Favorite mouth watering dessert... is Red Velvet cake. Which I also call 'blood Cake'

Why have I nicknamed it 'blood Cake' because when we use the instant mix by Betty Crocker, it looks like something made for the movies. Even when it is baked, it's got a nice Blood red color; enough to fool the average vampire!

Bite in and chew & YOU look like you ripped someones throat out. So it's great for your Halloween parties spread. I purposely make one for halloween even if I don't dress up as a vampire. It's also equally good for the December holiday season. To make Santa shaped Cookies, Rudolf's Nose, and other assort Christmas fare for your baking.

You can use the Duncan Heinz brand which also makes an instant mix as well, however the color is not as good. It's more chocolate looking.

If you make it from scratch you can also use Beet juice for the coloring instead of red food color.

The following are recipes for

  1. Brownies
  2. Cake & Brownies
  3. My mom's homemade buttercream
  4. Cake decorating ideas
  5. Cheesecake from Scratch
  6. Cookies
  7. Crinkle Cookie recipe (link) & the Betty Crocker Recipe mix
  8. 8 Fall Cake ideas
  9. Cup Cakes from Scratch
  10. Waffles
  11. Mousse (link)

Brownie Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan hines Red Velvet Cake mix
  • 3/4 cup butter AFTER melted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • (optional) 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • (optional) 1 cup chopped walnuts

Cook Time for brownies

Prep Time: 10

Total Time: 55

Serves: varies

Brownie Instructions

  1. PREHEAT 325º degrees F
  2. combine Egg, butter, & water in bowl. Add box mix & stir until the ingredients are combined and lumps are gone.
  3. (optional) add Chips & walnuts
  4. pour mix into a Greases 9x13 inch baking pan
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes
  6. Let cool for 15 minutes and place Cake on a wire cooling rack
  7. Frost brownies with butter cream frosting *(usually its just the Butter cream frosting used )
  8. Heat or microwave 2oz chocolate frosting for easy pouring (pour out chocolate frosting over butter cream layer) use fork to blend the 2 frostings together for a merbled apperance to desired pattern.
  9. Sprinkle brown with Remining Nuts
  10. Drizzle remaining chocolate over the butter cream
  11. Put brownies in freezer to cool
  12. Allow 10 minutes cut & serve
Cast your vote for Red Velvet Brownies


Red Velvet Cake - (& Cup cakes) w/ Instant mix

(or around Holloween or during True Blood season I call it BLOOD CAKE considering how your mouth looks after eating it)

preheat to 350º degrees f

Grease sides & bottom of cake pan with butter

lightly flower

use paper baking cups if you are going to make cup cakes

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 box Dunkan hines cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 vegetable Oil
  • 3 eggs

Cake Cook Time

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

Total Time: cake varies by size

Serves: varies

Cake Instructions

  1. Blend dry mix, water, oils & eggs in a large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds)
  2. Beat a medium speed for 2 minutes
  3. Pour batter in pans and bake right away
  4. Bake cakes according to baking time chart on box always test with a toothpick.
  5. cool for 5-10 minutes
  6. take cake out of pan and on to wire rack to cool for another 15
  7. (or if like me you LOVE warm baked goods, cut a piece off to test)
  8. Most of the time cream cheese or butter cream frosting is used for red velvet goods.

Butter Cream Ingredients

  • 1 bar of Softened UNSALTED butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Cup confectioner's sugar
  • 3-5 Tablespoons Buttermilk or regular milk

Marble Frosting

8 oz. buttercream frosting

4 oz. triple chocolate frosting

MOM's Home Made Butter Cream Frosting - serves for 6-12 cupcakes

depending on how you want it here's 2 different versions!

3 Cups of Powdered (confectioners') sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract

1/3 cup Softened UNsalted butter

2 tablespoons milk

Mix together or BEAT with blender sugar & butter then add vanilla & mik

How Much Frosting is Enough

For 12 Cupcakes - 1 cup

for a 13 by 19 inch pan or 2 layer 8 inch you'll need 1 1/4 to (9 inch 2 or 3 layer 8 inch) ) 2 1/2 cups

10 inch tube pan 12 cup bunt pan 3-4 cups

if you'll be glazing the cake you'll need smaller amounts

13 by 9 inch 1/2 to 1 cup

10 inch tube or the 12 inch bundt 1 1/2 to 2 cups

Holiday Cake Decorating


*Dust top with confectioners sugar (Snow)

*Green tube of Decorative icing to make a tree

*Blue Decorative icing or gel

(the light color) as Ice

*You can even put a sprinkling of the confectioner's sugar

on the tree so it looks snowy

*Red Deco icing in tube to put holiday balls on

*(bonus) if there's yellow maybe 'candles'

Cheese cake from Scratch Ingredients

  1. 1 box Betty Crocker super moist devil's food cake mix
  2. 1/2 cup butter softened
  3. 3 Packages (8 oz each) cream cheese softened
  4. 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (6 oz) melted & cooled slightly
  5. 1/2 cup sour cream
  6. 3/4 cup sugar
  7. 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  8. 3 eggs
  9. 2 cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping

Red Velvet CheeseCake from Scratch - serves 16

PrepTime: 20 Minutes Start to Finish 8 hours & 35 minutes


Heat Oven to 300 degrees Fereignheight

wrap outside bottom and side of 10-inch springform pan with heavy duty foil.

Spray inside of pan with a baking spray with flour.

Reserve 1/4 cup cake mix for filling .

In large bowl, beat remaining cake mix and the butter with electric mixer on low speed.

Press in bottom and 1 1/2 inches up the side of the pan

In a large bowl, beat reserved 1/4 cup cake mix, the cream cheese, melted chocolate, sour cream, sugar & food coloring with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

Beat in eggs, one at a time until blended

Pour over crust

Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until edge of cheesecake is set 2 inches from edge of pan but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved

Turn oven off, open oven door 4 inches & let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes.

Run small metal spatula around edge of pan.

Cool on cooling rack 30 minutes

Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.

Run small metal spatula around edge of pan, remove side of pan. Pipe whipped topping around outer edge of cheesecake.

Store Covered in Refrigerator


Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: about 30 minutes

Serves: varies on the size you make

Red Velvet Cookie Ingredients (from Instant)

  • 1 box Duncan Heines RED VELVET cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • DO NOT add water

Cookie Instructions

  1. DO NOT FOLLOW BOX other than preheating at 350° degrees
  2. mix until thick paste
  3. Then add a dollop of the cookie dough on the sheet about an inch apart
  4. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes
  5. (if you make bite size check after 5 minutes)

Fall cake DO NOT FROST

1 Orange Tube icing

1 Yellow tube icing

1 or set of those design tops

squeeze a little of them out to make look like leaves falling put the design on the sides of the the cake as well

or make a butter cream frosting

in 2 different bowls 1 for Yellow food coloring the other for orange

Frost the cake BUt not the WHOLE cake you want to be able to see some of the red cake between the colors

switch back & forth betwen the 2 just smudging the cake top & sides with an icing spatula.

Cup cake

Red Velvet Cup Cakes FROM SCRATCH - & frosting too (can also be used for a regular cake)

So far I really have not found a red velvet cake made from scratch that I like other than from our favorite bakery.

It doesn't take the same as the mix which is a good flavor, usually the other just taste like a red colored chocolate cake and to me the instant doesn't. I'm not sure why but I urge you to try the instant first, then if you like to make stuff from scratch try that.

Another reason I so far have not liked the scratch version, is aside from the most important part which is taste, but the fun part the kid in me LOVEs (& vampire fan) is they just don't paint your mouth to look like you just fanged someone!

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Cup cake Ingredients

  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (I'd include at least a cup though)
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1oz bottle Red Food Color
  • 2 tsp. Pure Vanilla extract
  • Vanilla Cream cheese frosting

Instructions for CUpcakes

  1. Cake mix
  2. MIX flour, cocoa, baking soda, & salt.
  3. BEAT butter & sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes or until light & fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs 1 AT A TIME. Mix sour cream, milk, food coloring andvanilla.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed just until blended.
  6. Spoon batter into paper lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.
  7. BAKE in preheated oven at 350° degrees 20 to 25 minutes
  8. Cool in pans for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from Pans, cool completely.
  10. Spread With Frosting (see below)
  11. Vanilla Cream Frosting
  12. BEat 1 package (8 oz) softened cream cheese
  13. 4 tbsp. softened butter
  14. 2 tbsp sour cream
  15. 2 tsp Pure vanilla extract in large bowl until light & fluffy
  16. Gradually beat in 1 box (16 oz) confectioners sugar on medium speed until smooth


Waffle Time

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • Yields: 4 (1 each)

Red Velvet Waffles Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup melted butter cooled
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons red food coloring

Red Velvet Waffle Instructions

  1. preheat waffle iron & spray with non-stick spray
  2. Seperate eggs & beats whites til stiff
  3. Mix dry ingredients together then add wet & mix all together
  4. fold in egg whites
  5. pour into waffle iron and wait til done

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      DIY Mary 4 years ago

      I love red velvet cake and your red brownie recipe looks fantastic (in fact, all your recipes look mouth watering)!

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