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Red Velvet Wreath Cake Recipe

If you love to bake, add this Red Velvet Wreath Cake to your holiday baking project list. This festive cake is decorated like a bright green wreath with a bow. It’s the perfect cake for serving over the holidays to friends and family. 

Red Velvet Wreath Cake Recipe

This Red Velvet Wreath Cake is a stunning dessert to bring to holiday parties, office parties, etc.

Everyone will love seeing this unique cake that looks like a Christmas wreath. This cake will bring joy to anyone who is served it. 

Red Velvet Wreath Cake is extremely easy to make.

It takes about 7 hours to make this cake but 6 of those hours are for freezing the cake so you can effortlessly frost it.

Your children can have fun helping to frost the cake using the triple star decorating tip.

In about 7 hours, you’ll have a yummy festive cake that looks like a wreath ready to enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE RED VELVET WREATH CAKE

Red velvet cake is baked and then decorated like a beautiful Christmas wreath with sprinkles and a bow for a delicious dessert the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

wreath cake on a brown table

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RED VELVET WREATH CAKE INGREDIENTS

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE RECIPE ingredients

This beautiful holiday wreath cake recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious dessert your family will love. You can easily find all of the ingredients to make this cake at your local grocery store.

All you need is:

  • red velvet cake mix 
  • a few eggs 
  • water 
  • vegetable oil 
  • vanilla extract
  • some vanilla or cream cheese frosting 
  • Non-stick spray 
  • buttercream or store-bought frosting 

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Begin by spraying the cake donut pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

mixing cake mix

To the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cake mix, oil, water, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix until well incorporated.

red velvet cake mix

Bake at 350 for 35-40 mins.

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE Baked

Let the cake cool completely.

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE RECIPE

Cut off any excess cake with a serrated knife.

Release the cake from the cake pan. 

Wrap the cake in plastic wrap and freeze for 4-6 hours.

Be sure to freeze the cake to eliminate having crumbs in your frosting.

red velvet cake and green frosting

Remove the cake from the freezer, unwrap and place the cake on a cake board.

Take the premade buttercream frosting and dye it green to your desired shade.

green frosting on red cake

Frost the sides of the cake in the green buttercream.

star tip with green frosting

Add the remaining green buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a triple star tip.

sprinkles on top of wreath cake

Add star-stop decoration around the top of the cake giving it texture.

Sprinkle some sprinkles all over the cake. Make sure to add sprinkles immediately after piping stars to the top of the cake.

For the bow, I used ribbon and glue dots to hold them together just for presentation.

Remove before serving.

In less than an hour, you’ll have a cheerful holiday dessert that’s sure to become a new favorite!

slice of red velvet cake

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a cake that is decorated to look like a wreath, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.

If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE RECIPE

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A RED VELVET WREATH CAKE?

This festive cake is easy to make. This Red Velvet Wreath Cake recipe takes approximately 7 hours and 15 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:

  • About 5 minutes of prep time
  • Close to 10 minutes to make the cake batter
  • Around 40 minutes to bake until tender
  • 6 hours to freeze the cake 
  • 20 minutes to frost and decorate the cake

HOW DO I STORE RED VELVET CAKE?

You can store Red Velvet Wreath Cake in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days or in your freezer for up to 3 months.

Simply thaw out the cake at room temperature until thawed out. 

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE RECIPE

CAN I SKIP FREEZING THE CAKE?

Yes, you can skip freezing the cake but it will be more difficult to spread the frosting on the cake without getting crumbs all over it. 

CAN I MAKE THIS RED VELVET WREATH CAKE AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make Red Velvet Wreath Cake the day before serving.

Simply keep the cake stored in your refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to serve.  

WHAT GOES WELL WITH RED VELVET WREATH CAKE?

Red Velvet Wreath Cake goes well with a wide variety of holiday desserts. These recipes would be great to serve together.

Some of my personal favorites include:

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE RECIPE

CAN I USE VANILLA CAKE MIX INSTEAD OF RED VELVET CAKE MIX?

Yes, you can use vanilla cake mix in this recipe instead of red velvet cake mix.

The steps will be pretty much the same. You can make this cake in any flavor you wish.

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS RED VELVET WREATH CAKE RECIPE?

This stunning festive cake recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try slicing the cake in half horizontally and then spreading that layer with cream cheese frosting for a yummy surprise. YUM!

red velvet cake with candies in the middle

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE RECIPE

Yield: 1 Cake

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE RECIPE

RED VELVET WREATH CAKE RECIPE

If you love to bake, add this Red Velvet Wreath Cake to your holiday baking project list. This festive cake is decorated like a bright green wreath with a bow. It’s the perfect cake for serving over the holidays to friends and family. 

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Red velvet mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Non stick spray
  • Buttercream or store bought icing

Instructions

  1. Spray donut pan with nonstick spray and set aside
  2. Add cake mix, oil, water, eggs, and vanilla to a bowl
  3. Mix until well incorporated 3-4 min
  4. Bake at 350 for 35-40 mins
  5. Let the cake cool completely. Cut off any excess cake with a serrated knife
  6. Release from cake pan, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 4-6 hours
  7. Remove from freezer, unwrap and place the cake on cake board
  8. Dye buttercream green.
  9. Ice the sides of the cake in green buttercream.
  10. Add remaining buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a triple star tip.
  11. Add star-top decoration around the top of the cake giving it texture.
  12. Add sprinkles
  13. Optional: for the bow. I used ribbon and glue dots to hold them together just for presentation. Remove before serving.

Notes

Be sure to freeze the cake to eliminate having crumbs in your icing.
Add sprinkles immediately after piping stars to the top of the cake.
This cake be done in any flavor

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this beautiful holiday cake recipe as much as my family does!

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