Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Super Moist Cake Recipe

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Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Super Moist Cake Recipe

If you’re anything like me—always on the hunt for the next crowd-pleaser dessert—then you’ll love the adventure I recently embarked upon with the Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Super Moist Cake Mix. From its stunningly vibrant color to its irresistibly fluffy texture, this cake is a true celebration of flavors, and I can’t wait to share my personal twist on the classic recipe!

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What is Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Super Moist Cake Mix?

Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Super Moist Cake Mix is a packaged cake mix produced by the Betty Crocker brand. It’s designed to make baking a red velvet cake at home convenient and straightforward. The mix typically includes the dry ingredients needed to make the cake, such as flour, sugar, cocoa powder, leavening agents, and sometimes powdered buttermilk or other flavorings.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 box of Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Cake Mix: This will be your base.
  • Water: Generally, the recipe calls for 1 1/4 cups.
  • Vegetable Oil: You’ll need 1/2 cup to give the cake its moist texture.
  • Eggs: 3 eggs are typically required to bind all your ingredients.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting: It pairs beautifully with red velvet, though you can choose your favorite.

Kitchen Tools You’ll Need:

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Hand or stand mixer (though a whisk and some elbow grease can do the job)
  • Spatula
  • Baking pan (the size will be specified on the cake mix box, usually 9″ x 13″, or two 9″ round pans)
  • Cooling rack

Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix Instructions

  1. Preheat your Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F for shiny metal or glass pans or 325°F for nonstick pans.
  2. Prepare the Cake Pans: Use a light coat of non-stick spray or butter and flour to prevent sticking. You might want to line the bottoms with parchment paper for extra assurance if you use round pans.
  3. Mix the Ingredients: In a large bowl, blend the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs. Use your mixer at low speed for 30 seconds to combine and then at medium speed for about 2 minutes. You should have a uniform and silky batter. Remember, overmixing can lead to a dense cake!
  4. Bake the Cake: Pour the batter into your prepared pans. Smooth the tops with a spatula and give the pan a few gentle taps on your counter to eliminate any air bubbles. Follow the baking times provided on the box (usually 28-33 mins for a 9″ x 13″ pan or 24-29 mins for round pans) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cooling: After baking, let your cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 15 minutes. Then, carefully remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely on the rack before frosting. This is crucial; if you frost while the cake is warm, you’ll end up with a melty mess!
  6. Frosting the Cake: Once completely cooled, spread your cream cheese frosting or any frosting of your choosing evenly over the cake. If you made layers, start with the top of the bottom layer before adding the second layer and frosting the top and sides.

Personal Tips:

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure your eggs are at room temperature to blend seamlessly into the batter without overmixing.
  • To Add Homemade Touch: Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract or a pinch of cinnamon to the batter to enhance the flavor with your own twist.
  • For Heightened Moisture: Substitute the water with buttermilk. This adds richness and reacts with baking soda to make the cake even more tender.
  • Crumb Coat: If you’re making a layered cake, apply a thin layer of frosting first (a crumb coat) and let it chill for a few minutes before adding the final layer of frosting. This will give you a cleaner, crumb-free finish.

What to serve with

Serving the perfect accompaniments with your Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Super Moist Cake can elevate the overall dessert experience, making it even more unforgettable. Here’s a carefully curated list of items that pair wonderfully with red velvet cake’s rich, chocolatey flavor and velvety texture, turning each bite into a symphony of flavors.

1. Beverages

  • Coffee: The robust flavor of coffee balances the sweetness of the cake, enhancing its chocolate notes without overpowering its delicate taste.
  • Milk: A classic pairing, cold milk complements the cake’s richness and helps cleanse the palette between bites.
  • Wine: A sweet red wine or a dessert wine like Port can be a sophisticated match, especially if you’re serving the cake at a dinner party.

2. Ice Cream

  • Vanilla Ice Cream: The simplicity of vanilla ice cream contrasts beautifully with the complexity of red velvet, making it a timeless choice.
  • Cream Cheese Ice Cream: For a twist, serve with cream cheese ice cream to mirror the cake’s traditional frosting.
  • Chocolate Ice Cream: For the ultimate indulgence, chocolate ice cream deepens the cocoa essence in the red velvet.

3. Fruits

  • Berries: Fresh strawberries, raspberries, or a berry mix offer a tart counterpoint to the sweetness of the cake, adding a refreshing note and vibrant color.
  • Citrus Fruits: Orange segments or zest can bring a bright, zesty dimension that cuts through the richness, elevating the overall taste.

4. Nuts

  • Pecans or Walnuts: Toasted and sprinkled on top or served on the side, nuts can add a pleasant crunch and nuttiness that complements the soft cake texture.

5. Whipped Cream or Mousse

  • Light Whipped Cream: A dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream can add a light, airy contrast to the density of the cake.
  • Mousse: A chocolate or vanilla mousse can offer a luxurious, creamy texture that pairs delightfully with the moist crumb of the red velvet.

6. Cheese

  • Mild Cheeses: Soft, mild cheeses like mascarpone or a light cream cheese served on the side can add a sophisticated twist, especially if you’re looking for a less sweet complement.

7. Tea

  • Black Tea: The astringency of the tea provides a lovely balance to the sweetness, especially with cream teas like Earl Grey or Assam.
  • Herbal Tea: A mint or citrus herbal tea can cleanse the palate and refresh your taste senses between bites, making each forkful as enjoyable as the first.

Ingredients Substitutes

Red Velvet Super Moist Cake

When baking a Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Super Moist Cake, sometimes you might be short of a specific ingredient or looking to tweak the recipe for dietary needs or personal preferences. Fortunately, there are numerous substitutes that can be used without compromising on the cake’s delightful taste and texture. Here’s a detailed guide on ingredient substitutes for making this cake mix:

Eggs

  • Applesauce: Replace each egg with 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce. It keeps the cake moist and works well in boxed mixes.
  • Yogurt or Buttermilk: Use 1/4 cup of plain yogurt or buttermilk per egg. This not only substitutes the egg but also adds richness to the cake.
  • Flaxseeds or Chia Seeds: To replace one egg, mix 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds or chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for a few minutes until it gels up.

Vegetable Oil

  • Unsweetened Applesauce: Use an equal amount of applesauce in place of oil. This reduces the fat content and adds moisture.
  • Butter: If you prefer butter for its flavor, use it melted in the same quantity as oil. It can change the texture slightly, making it richer.
  • Yogurt: Using plain yogurt can replace all or part of the oil, giving the cake a slightly tangy note that complements the red velvet taste.

Water

  • Milk: Use whole milk, almond milk, or coconut milk in place of water for a creamier texture and added flavor. The fat in the milk can also make the cake more tender.
  • Coffee: Brewed coffee can bring out the cocoa flavor in red velvet, giving it a more complex profile. Use it in the same quantity as water.

For Enhanced Moisture and Richness

  • Mayonnaise: Adding 1/4 cup of mayonnaise can enhance the moisture and richness of the cake, thanks to its oil and egg content. It sounds unconventional but works wonders for the texture.

For Added Flavor

  • Vanilla Extract: Adding 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract can enhance the cake’s flavor profile, giving it depth and warmth.
  • Acidic Ingredients: A teaspoon of vinegar (white or apple cider) can brighten the flavors and interact with the baking soda in the mix for a fluffier texture.

Cream Cheese Frosting Substitute

  • Mascarpone Cheese: Use it with powdered sugar and vanilla extract for a less tangy but equally creamy, frosting.
  • Greek Yogurt Frosting: Mix thick Greek yogurt with powdered sugar and a touch of vanilla or almond extract for a lighter, tangy frosting.

For Gluten-Free Needs

  • Gluten-Free Flour: If you’re adapting a standard cake mix to gluten-free, adding a couple of tablespoons of gluten-free flour can help achieve a closer texture to the original. Note the original box mix’s composition might not be gluten-free, so starting with a gluten-free mix might be safer.

Final Thoughts

With these thoughtful ingredients, clear instructions, and personal baking tips, you’re well-equipped to create a Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Super Moist Cake that will impress you.

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Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Super Moist Cake Recipe

Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Super Moist Cake

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 280 calories 14 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 1 box of Betty Crocker Delights Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • Water: 1 1/4 cups.
  • Vegetable Oil: You'll need 1/2 cup 
  • Eggs: 3
  • Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat your Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F for shiny metal or glass pans or 325°F for nonstick pans.
  2. Prepare the Cake Pans: Use a light coat of non-stick spray or butter and flour to prevent sticking. You might want to line the bottoms with parchment paper for extra assurance if you use round pans.
  3. Mix the Ingredients: In a large bowl, blend the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs. Use your mixer at low speed for 30 seconds to combine and then at medium speed for about 2 minutes. You should have a uniform and silky batter. Remember, overmixing can lead to a dense cake!
  4. Bake the Cake: Pour the batter into your prepared pans. Smooth the tops with a spatula and give the pan a few gentle taps on your counter to eliminate any air bubbles. Follow the baking times provided on the box (usually 28-33 mins for a 9" x 13" pan or 24-29 mins for round pans) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cooling: After baking, let your cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 15 minutes. Then, carefully remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely on the rack before frosting. This is crucial; if you frost while the cake is warm, you'll end up with a melty mess!
  6. Frosting the Cake: Once completely cooled, spread your cream cheese frosting or any frosting of your choosing evenly over the cake. If you made layers, start with the top of the bottom layer before adding the second layer and frosting the top and sides.

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