This Valentine Bundt Cake Recipe is going to solve that age-old rivalry of Bundt Cake vs Regular Cake for good!
Did you know that the only real difference between Red Velvet Bundt cake recipes and regular cake recipes is just the use of a Bundt® pan to obtain a round shape with intricate designs.
Where did the term bundt cake come from?
While are talking about the difference between Bundt Cake vs Regular Cake, where exactly did this term come from? According to H. David Dalquist, the shape is inspired by a traditional European cake known as Gugelhupf, but Bundt cakes are not generally associated with any single recipe.
Bundt pans come in various sizes, including mini bundt cake pans for making mini bundt cakes! I have shared a few beautiful bundt cake recipes, including my Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe that is perfect to serve as coffee cakes!
Ingredients Needed to Make this Valentines Bundt Cake
I used a Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix for this Valentines Bundt cake, because it is my favorite Red Velvet Box mix. You can use any brand you like, or even make a red velvet cake mix recipe from scratch if it suits you!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make a Bundt Cake
- Red Velvet Cake Mix in a box
- Sour cream
- Vegetable oil
- Cream cheese softened at room temperature
- Butter softened at room temperature
- Powdered sugar (you may call this confectioner's sugar)
- Valentine sprinkles
See the printable recipe card below for the exact quantities of each ingredient you will need to make this Valentine Bundt Cake.
How to make this Valentines Bundt Cake
This is sort of a copycat nothing bundt cakes red velvet bundtlet cake recipe, but much less expensive and it's actually super easy because we are using a Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix as the base!
Begin by preheating your oven to 325. Grease the sides of the bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Do this even if it has nonstick coating to prevent a stuck bundt cake.
In a mixing bowl, add cake mix, sour cream, oil and eggs and mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes in pan, then invert onto a platter to cool completely.
Add cream cheese and butter in a bowl and beat, then sugar, milk and beat well.
Spread icing onto the top of the cake and sprinkle with valentine sprinkles.
Hint: These are just the highlights of how to make this Valentines Bundt Cake, so make sure to check out the printable recipe card below for the step by step instructions!
The main difference between Bundt Cake vs Regular Cake is the type of pan you use when baking is really just the shape of the cake. A good bundt cake can be made with a variety of different shapes, but your ideal bundt pan will be 9 inches. It may not seem like a particular pan makes a difference in the cooking times, just as a regular cake pan requires a different cooking time based on a variety of sizes.
Variations of Bundt Pans
There a lot of different bundt pan varieties out there, but these are some of my favorites! There is even a heart-shaped bundt pan for Valentine's Day!
- Nordic Ware Formed Bundt Pan - The original Bundt pan design
- Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Fancy Heart Pan - Decorative heart cake pan
- Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Pan - For when your occasion calls for over-the-top elegance
PS - Check out this Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake Recipe on my website! I used the Nordic Ware Formed Bundt pan for both of these recipes.
If you want to make a true red velvet bundtlet, you can use a mini bundt pan. You can really make ANY kind of cake in a bundt pan, including angel food cake, carrot cake, monkey bread, sponge cake, my pound cake recipe, layer cakes and regular chocolate cake too!
This Valentines Bundt Cake will hold up well in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
If you want an EXTRA RICH bit of chocolaty flavor for your red velvet bundt cake, add a 3.9 oz package of dry (unprepared) instant chocolate pudding to the mix.
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Red Velvet Bundt Cake
A Red Velvet Bundt Cake covered in white frosting and valentines day sprinkles! In the fight between bundt cake vs regular cake, the bundt cake wins!
Preheat oven to 325 and grease a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add cake mix, sour cream, oil and eggs and mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake for 30 minutes in the pan, then invert onto a serving platter and cool completely before serving.
Add cream cheese and butter in a bowl and beat well to combine. Add powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk and beat well. Add additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, to adjust the consistency of the icing to spread better.
Spread icing onto cake and sprinkle with valentine sprinkles.