Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Red Velvet Bundt Cake - roomfortuesday.comAs promised, I’m sharing another sweet recipe with you today and it’s one of my best yet! As if we needed another excuse to indulge, I’ll gladly use Valentine’s Day as a perfectly good reason to whip up something delectable in the kitchen. Right after my crème brulée escapade, I immediately began baking this red velvet bundt cake… that’s right- two dessert recipes in the same day. Who am I? Someone who has been missing sugar, that’s for sure. Ha. I have to say, this cake will forever be my favorite iteration of red velvet. It’s not overly sweet or drowning in heavy frosting, but rather the perfect amount of dark chocolate with a lighter cream cheese glaze. Click through for the recipe or pin it for later! This is one you won’t want to forget…

Red Velvet Bundt Cake - roomfortuesday.comYou already know Emmett & I are “sweets for breakfast” kind of people. If there is cake in the house- we will 100% eat it for breakfast alongside our morning coffee. That’s just who we are. No shame over here! I do feel like a bundt cake gives this one all the more reason to be enjoyed for breakfast. Why does the cake shape dictate when it’s appropriate to be consumed? Who knows. Regardless of what time of day you eat this, it’s amazing. It’s dense, moist (oddly not an adjective that bothers me), and has a sophisticated flavor profile compared to the average red velvet cake. It’s definitely bakery quality!

Red Velvet Bundt Cake - roomfortuesday.comThis (large) cake was gone in just a few days. It went quick because it was that good. I’m honestly still daydreaming about this bundt cake, which is a bummer because my doctors are still enforcing my elimination diet. Anyway, let’s dive into the recipe… here it is:

Red Velvet Bundt Cake -

Red Velvet Bundt Cake -

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Course Dessert
Servings 12


Red Velvet Cake

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp red food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 3/4 cups powered sugar
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Red Velvet Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare and grease a 10-cup bundt pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt... set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, cream together the oil, butter, and sugar. Mix on medium speed for 1-2 minutes, or until well combined.
  • To the bowl of the stand mixer, add the eggs and mix until combined. Next, add the buttermilk, vanilla, and vinegar, mixing until well combined. Finally, add the food coloring.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the stand mixer bowl, whisking until just combined- scraping down the sides of the bowl as you go.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 45 minutes- or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Once the cake has baked, allow it to rest for 10-12 minutes before turning it onto a cooling rack. Allow it to cool completely before glazing.

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar, add the milk as you go. You can always add more milk if it has yet to reach drizzling consistency!
  • Once smooth and to your desired consistency, mix in the vanilla.
  • Pour the glaze over the bundt cake and serve. Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 days.


*This recipe was adapted from Butternut Bakery.
Keyword bundt cake, cake, valentine's day

Red Velvet Bundt Cake - roomfortuesday.comOf course I’m using my favorite pure vanilla extract from Heilala– which is my new standard for baking. I was serious when I said I’ll never go back. It makes the cream cheese glaze so flavorful!

Red Velvet Bundt Cake - roomfortuesday.comI poured my glaze into a coffee creamer to make drizzling a bit easier, but anything with a spout will work! Feel free to add the glaze however you’d like and at whatever quantity you’re feeling.

Red Velvet Bundt Cake - roomfortuesday.comI had plenty of glaze leftover and it makes an excellent fruit dip- so don’t throw it out! I enjoyed dunking some strawberries in it.

The actual sponge may be my favorite consistency when it comes to cake- this one is top notch. A small slice is all you need because it is really dense (not a lot of air in this one), but that’s what makes it so delicious!

Red Velvet Bundt Cake - roomfortuesday.comThe glaze pairs so perfectly and adds a nice silky texture to this cake. It’s certainly a festive one to make for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, dinner parties- or a casual brunch if you also like cake for breakfast.

Red Velvet Bundt Cake - roomfortuesday.comLet me know if you give this recipe a try! It’s one of my new favorites. Is anyone doing anything fun for Valentine’s Day? We’ll be eating good food and staying in. I’ve got plans to make an awesome dinner and I’ll probably have a glass of bourbon afterwards (which definitely isn’t on my doctor approved menu). Cheers to however you’re celebrating the season!

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  1. Good morning! That surely looks like the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast! Ha. Definitely a sweets with my morning coffee fan over here. To be honest, I’m not sure I have ever had red velvet cake. I think the first time I heard of it was in Steel Magnolias, so I presumed it was a southern tradition. As many cakes as I have baked, I wonder why it’s not been on my radar? Perhaps a remedy is in order! Now that I think of it, I haven’t made a simple bundt cake in a while either. I did bake about 250 cookies this weekend😱. They weren’t for our consumption, but that may be why I haven’t even planned a special Valentine’s dinner. Maybe next weekend? Regardless, cheers to a new week and delicious treats for whatever reason! (or no reason!) 💜💗

    1. My ideal Valentine’s breakfast, indeed! There is nothing better than something sweet with coffee. 250 cookies?! You’re a baking machine, Peggi! I made some peanut butter cookies for our neighbors Super Bowl party and used my wax seal to make little chocolate medallions for them- that’s a baking task I’ll never tire of… SO fun! When it comes to red velvet, I think you may be right- it’s something my southern grandmothers made all the time. While I’ll also pick a classic chocolate cake, my brother’s birthday request is always red velvet (which is virtually the same thing). Anyway- this is definitely my favorite red velvet recipe. I love a pretty bundt cake and have dreaming of getting some other shaped pans. There are some seriously pretty vintage ones out there, too! I’m not sure if we’ll get to eat a special valentine’s day dinner here at home this evening or not- we’re gearing up for our trip and it has been an exceptionally busy week at the shop (both great things), so we’re in catch up mode. I’d settle for leftovers and not having to cook, haha! Who knows what we’ll do. I hope you two have a fun day, too! xo

  2. Cake in the morning! Sounds delish! No judgement here. I used to eat Keebler Chocolate Chips Ahoy Cookies in the mornings when I was growing up. Cringe now thinking about it. My mom would sleep in and I would sit quietly watching cartoons and enjoy the cookies. Their coconut chocolate chip are still good. It is like Girl Scout cookies… can’t just eat one.
    This recipe is perfect timing! My daughter loves red velvet and her birthday is the end of this month. I can’t wait to try this recipe for her. This icing looks very yummy! My mouth is watering reading about it. Bundt cakes are always so pretty no matter the flavor. Fingers crossed I did not pack ours.
    Have a good Monday Sarah!

    1. Cake in the morning is always my favorite kind of cake :) ha! I love your nostalgic cookie mornings- so sweet. Speaking of Girl Scout cookies, we just placed our order. It’s going to be tough to stay away from those, but those girls are so cute and we try to support them each year. Here’s to hoping one or two cookies won’t hurt. Let me know if you try the cake recipe for your daughter’s birthday! It’s one of my favorites… and definitely my favorite red velvet version. I hope she loves it, too! I hope you have a happy and relaxing Valentine’s Day! xox

  3. Happy day before Valentines ❤️ I love how much you Love to bake Sarah! You know I’m not much of a baker but I thoroughly enjoy reading these posts. I can tell how passionate you are and all your yummy creations look so darn good 😋 Not to mention baking must be a delight in that stunning kitchen 😍
    Andrew and I will be dining at home and I pinned a dish that looks Valentine’s Day worthy. Maybe we will watch a movie on Netflix and eat a huge bowl of popcorn 😂 We haven’t done that in quite some time so I think we are due. I’ll definitely be treating myself to a huge floral arrangement 🥰 Haha!
    Enjoy ❤️ Day and all the yummy food and treats that you whip up tomorrow Sarah! A girl can eat clean for only so long and cheers to a little bourbon 🥃🥳🥂🌺❤️

    1. Happy Valentine’s Day, Colleen! I really do love baking. It’s something I used to do all the time with my grandmother and it has a way of bringing me a sense of calm and creativity. I certainly enjoy spending time in our kitchen with recipes and the radio :) We’re also having dinner at home tonight. Usually we plan to make something more interesting for Valentine’s Day but I’m scrambling to come up with something for tonight, as we’re gearing up for our Canadian ski trip! We leave in a couple days and I’m feeling behind (definitely playing catch up over here today). What are you two making tonight? I love your idea of a movie and a big bowl of popcorn! A splash of bourbon will definitely swirl around my cocktail glass this evening, ha. Hope you and Andrew have a fun day, too! xox

  4. Happy Valentines Day! This cake sure looks festive and delish. I have never tried my hand at red velvet cake, or Bundt cake, so it’ll be a two for one when I try this one. I know a certain little girl who would enjoy baking this little treat. Perhaps an afternoon activity for us today. I come from a long line of dessert for breakfast people, so you’ll never find any judgement here. Cheers to breaking the rules I’m celebration, and enjoying the day. A girl can only put up with elimination for so long! I hope you and Emmett have a wonderful Valentines Day friend! Xo

    1. Happy Valentine’s Day, Lauren! You should definitely have an afternoon baking with your favorite girl- that sounds perfect. Cheers to breaking the rules and enjoying the day, indeed. We’ll take any excuse to eat cake for breakfast over here, hah! I hope you and the fam have a fun & festive day! xo