I find the DH Red Velvet Mix cake to be a bit too fluffy when made using the box directions. By adding an extra egg, sour cream, and buttermilk, the cake is more dense and can withstand fondant. It also retains a nice red color. Enjoy!
Red Velvet Redux–Easy & Durable
- 1 Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 1 box instant white chocolate (hard to find) or chocolate instant pudding mix
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 c. sour cream
- 1/2 c. buttermilk
- 1/3 c. vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Hand mix all ingredients until incorporated and then mix on medium with a hand mixer for 1:30 to 2:00 minutes. Do not overbeat, as it will make the cake tough. Bake at 325 until a toothpick comes out clean, usually about 34-45 mins . Makes great cupcakes, too.
- This cake is tasty and sturdy. I often ice with a 50/50 mixture of homemade buttercream and canned cream cheese icing so that the cake can stay at room