Monday, February 13, 2012

Red Velvet Cake with Nutella Frosting

I have always been a lover of Red Velvet recipes, but never attempted to make any of them on my own.  I knew that had to change this year.

This is just one of 2 recipes I found to recreate for my family & friends.

I found this recipe on Picky Palate.  Jenny created this amazing recipe and has such beautiful pictures of the baking process and final result.  Check out this recipe and MANY other amazing ones at Picky Palate!

Red Velvet Cake with Nutella Frosting

1 box red velvet cake mix
1 3.4 oz. box vanilla instant pudding mix
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil {I used canola}
1/2 cup sour cream
4 eggs
1 cup sweetened condensed milk {I used the whole can}
1/2 cup Nutella

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray 2 8x8 cake pans with nonstick spray.
3. Dump cake mix, pudding, milk, oil, sour cream and eggs into a mixing bowl and {using a hand mixer}mix until smooth {about 3 minutes}.
4. Pour mixture evenly into both cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes.  Take out to cool & start frosting.
5. Frosting: add can of sweetened condensed milk & Nutella {use more than 1/2 cup if you would like} to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds.  Stir.  Heat another 15 seconds and stir again.  Drizzle over cakes in an even layer.  Let cool for at least 30 minutes.



  1. Oh I saw this over at Picky Palate not too long ago and have been planning to make it for Vday! :) I'm glad to see yours turned out well in 2 square pans. I'm thinking about cupcakes... hm. Not sure how that would work with the icing. What brand of cake mix did you use/would you recommend it?

  2. Red Velvet and Nutella is pretty much a match made in Valentine's Day heaven - love this!

  3. I love red velvet! I've never paired it with Nutella before though...this sounds perfect :)

  4. I've wanted to try this recipe - I'm so glad it was delicious. Now I really need to make it!