Red Velvet Bundt Cake

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This Red Velvet Bundt Cake recipe is a copycat from our favorite bakery – Nothing Bundt Cakes!  The cake is rich and chocolatey and it is topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting. 

Cream Cheese Frosting

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Red Velvet Bundt Cake

There are few things I love more than a Nothing Bundt Cake – especially their Red Velvet Bundt Cake. If you have one nearby, you know what I’m taking about. They are dense and moist and delicious, but they are also a little pricey. You can make this bundt cake for a fraction of the cost. I guarantee you have most of these ingredients already in your fridge and pantry. If you don’t have a Nothing Bundt Cakes nearby the next best thing is to make your own. It tastes just like the real thing – plus you can steal a taste of the batter and eat as much frosting as you want. I won’t tell.

Red Velvet Bundt Cake on a cake plate

What is Red Velvet?

Red Velvet is a rich, chocolatey, tangy cake flavor that is thought to originate in Maryland. It almost always features these elements: cocoa, buttermilk, and red coloring. People used to use the juice from boiled beetroot to dye the batter, but now we just use food coloring. In this recipe, the dye is already in the cake mix, so you don’t have to boil any beetroots! 🙂

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

More Nothing Bundt Cakes

We are obsessed with Nothing Bundt Cakes! They are truly the best cakes ever. We are so glad that we’ve been able to recreate the magic in our own kitchens! Try some of our other bundt cake recipes.

A red velvet bundt cake on a cake stand

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

5 from 4 votes
This Red Velvet Bundt Cake recipe is a copycat from our favorite bakery – Nothing Bundt Cakes!  The cake is rich and chocolatey and it is topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cooling Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 10-inch bundt pan
  • Hand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowls


  • 1 red velvet cake mix
  • 3.4 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

For the Frosting


  • Combine all the cake ingredients in a large bowl or in a stand mixer.
    Red Velvet Cake Batter in a glass bowl with a whisk
  • Pour batter into a greased 10-inch bundt pan.
    Batter poured into a bundt pan
  • Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
    Cooked bundt cake
  • Let cool for 20 minutes in the pan. Remove cake from bundt pan by placing a plate upside down over the bundt pan.  While holding the plate firmly on top of the bundt pan, flip both over so the cake comes out onto the plate. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 2 hours.
    Unfrosted bundt cake on a plate

For the Frosting

  • In a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, combine cream cheese and butter until soft and fluffy. Add vanilla and stir to combine. Add powdered sugar a little bit at a time and mix until thick.
    Cream cheese frosting
  • Spoon the frosting into a Ziplock resealable gallon bag.  Clip one bottom corner of the bag.  Squeeze frosting out of the bag onto the cake in strips.
    Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1gCalories: 656kcalCarbohydrates: 85gProtein: 5gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 441mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 1gSugar: 82gVitamin A: 1297IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 1mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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