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An almost homemade red velvet bundt cake recipe using a boxed cake mix and pudding. This red velvet bundt cake is an easy way to impress with dessert at Christmas, Valentine’s Day or any time of year.

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Red velvet cake is one of my all time favorite desserts but for some reason I only make it around Christmas time. Today I am going to show you how to make an easy yet delicious and moist red velvet bundt cake. In my opinion any kind of cake just taste better as a bundt cake. 

Whats the secret to my red velvet cake recipe? A boxed cake mix! I know it seems like I am committing a sin using a box but trust me this is the most moist and delicious bundt cake you will ever have. My family begs me to make this cake. 

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Red Velvet Bundt Cake ingredients

How to make a red velvet bundt cake

Now making red velvet cake from scratch can be tricky. Theres a lot of food coloring involved to get it the right color and the right ratio of butter and oil is key for consistency. My trick is to use a boxed cake mix and I promise you no one will ever know. Here’s what you need. 

  • Red velvet cake mix
  • Instant chocolate pudding
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Hot water
  • Bundt Pan


This is a trick I have been using for years. It’s super easy and the bundt cake comes out moist and delicious every time. So what’s the hack? Well don’t bother looking at the back of the package we are going completely rogue. The recipe calls for 1 box cake mix, 1 box instant pudding, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and 1 cup of hot water. You can really make this with any cake mix and pudding mix.

So far I have made devils’ food bundt cake, a vanilla bundt cake and my favorite a lemon blueberry bundt cake or peppermint mocha bundt cake. 

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

An almost homemade red velvet bundt cake recipe using a boxed cake mix. Easy dessert recipe perfect for Christmas or any time of year.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 box of Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 box of Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • Cream cheese frosting, recipe below


  1. Grease bundt pan and preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Mix together dry ingredients, Cake mix and pudding.
  3. Add wet ingredients, eggs, oil and hot water. Water can be hot from the faucet.
  4. Pour into greased bundt cake pan.
  5. Bake for 40 Minutes.
  6. Place on a baking rack and let cake cool before frosting it.
  7. Frost with cream cheese frosting, recipe below.
Once your cake is cool make sure to top it with some frosting. Here is how I made a cream cheese frosting to top the red velvet bundt cake.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Bundt Cake

Cream cheese frosting perfect for topping bundt cakes.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 4 oz of Softened Cream Cheese
  • 1 Stick of Softened Butter
  • 1 Cup of Confectionery Sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract


    Mix together softened cream cheese and butter. Mix until smooth.

    Combine with half of the confectioners sugar.

    Whisk together the remaining sugar, vanilla and milk.

    Drizzle frosting onto your cake.


Make sure butter and cream cheese are softened or the frosting will be lumpy.

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  1. I made this as a bundt cake. I usually do red velvet cupcakes but I did not feel like frosting a bunch of cupcakes. This cake was sooo deliciously moist and rich that my husband and I could not stop eating and devouring it. I made it Saturday night and by Sunday afternoon there were only a few pieces left. The only thing that I added that was not in the recipe was 2 tsp of vanilla.
    Thanks for this recipe. I will be making it again as cupcakes.

  2. I made this cake today . I’ve never been a big red velvet cake fan but this cake has changed my mind!! It’s delicious and everyone loved it. The texture and size of the bunt cake was perfect! I will definitely make this again. The cream cheese frosting just took the cake to the next level..
    thank you