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Chocolate chip red velvet swirl bundt cake

2014 January 17
by Emily Hill

Though you can eat red velvet cake throughout the year, it seems red velvet comes out in force around Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to jump on the red velvet bandwagon because that bandwagon always involves cake (or cupcakes or cookies or even red velvet rice krispie treats).  That’s why when asked to bring a dessert to a baby shower, I was all over this chocolate chip red velvet swirl bundt cake…even with its long title.


chocolate chip red velvet bundt cake


This red velvet cake is dense like most bundt cakes but it’s also super moist, especially if you cover it with saran wrap and refrigerate the cake (sans frosting) soon after removing it from the pan. Refrigerate it overnight if possible. Trust me on this one.

I’ve included a cream cheese frosting that is super easy and super yummy but feel free to use your favorite recipe. Just be sure and add enough milk to thin it so it’s easy to pour over the cake.

Printable recipe for chocolate chip red velvet swirl bundt cake below.

Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Swirl Bundt Cake
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Serves: 12
 
A fun take on your typical red velvet bundt cake.
Ingredients
Red Velvet Cake
  • 1¼ cups canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ T red food coloring
  • ½ T cocoa powder
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch or two of salt
  • 4 to 6 T milk (or more depending on desired consistency)
Instructions
Red Velvet Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour bundt pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix oil, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and vinegar until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide batter equally between two bowls. In one bowl add red food coloring and cocoa powder. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  5. Spoon the batters into the pan randomly. Using a knife, gently swirl the batter.
  6. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes in pan. Invert onto serving plate and let cool completely before icing.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add sugar and salt and beat until smooth.
  2. Add 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk and continue to beat until smooth. Add more milk until frosting is desired consistency.

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14 Responses Post a comment
  1. Traveler permalink
    January 17, 2014

    I love super moist cake.

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I’ve heard that.
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  2. January 18, 2014

    i love red velvet! yum!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    Me too!
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  3. Sylvia Peters permalink
    January 18, 2014

    Hi, beautiful recipe. Would you please advise the amount of red food coloring? “1/2 red food coloring” Thank you.

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    So sorry! It’s 1/2 tablespoon. I will update right now.

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  4. Chris permalink
    January 20, 2014

    I love the swirl color in the cake. In the photo, this gives the cake a new dimension to the texture. I think I am going to have to give this recipe a try.

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    Emily Hill Reply:

    That’s what I love about it too. Well, that and the addition of chocolate chips. :)
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  5. January 20, 2014

    Such a fun way to change up red velvet. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    I thought so too!
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  6. January 26, 2014

    I love the swirl in this…a little something different. And that thick cream cheese frosting looks to die for!
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    Emily Hill Reply:

    The frosting is really, really yummy. I may have licked the spoon.
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