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Red Velvet Bread Recipe

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After trying Kelli’s chocolate marble loaf recipe I knew I wanted to make a chocolate bread of my own, and being a Red Velvet fan I naturally opted for a Red Velvet bread recipe.

It’s a great choice for chocolate lovers who want something less indulgent than a cupcake to go with their morning cup of coffee.

Red Velvet

This red velvet bread makes a gorgeous gift and is perfect for entertaining guests. The cream cheese drizzle just puts everything over the top – letting you know that you’re in for a real treat.

If giving as a gift, allow the drizzle to dry completely before wrapping – or provide it separately in a small container for the recipient to drizzle overtop before serving.

Of course, you can leave out the red food dye and just leave this as a chocolate loaf. Served warm or cold, with cream cheese or butter smeared on it, this loaf is a classic dessert that will leave your guests begging for the recipe!

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Red Velvet Bread Recipe

First, gather your ingredients:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
For the cream cheese drizzle:
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
RECIPE:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan or line with parchment paper..
  2. In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at at time, scraping down the bowl between additions. Add the vanilla and beat to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl or measuring cup, combine the buttermilk and red food coloring.
  4. Beat ⅓ of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, followed by half of the buttermilk mixture. Continue by adding another ⅓ of the flour, the remaining buttermilk, then the remaining flour, beating just until combined.
  5. Pour the the red velvet batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake until a tester comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Let cool completely before drizzling with cream cheese.
  7. For the cream cheese drizzle, mix together all ingredients and adjust the consistency by adding more sugar or more corn syrup.

This red velvet bread is perfect for guests. The cream cheese drizzle just puts everything over the top - letting you know that you're in for a real treat.

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Do you have a special occasion coming up that this red velvet bread would be perfect for?

For more delicious loaves, check out our Sugar-Free Banana Bread and Apple Breakfast Loaf recipes!

Red Velvet Bread Recipe

Red Velvet Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Check out this super simple red velvet bread recipe!

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS:
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • For the drizzle;
  • 2 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan or line with parchment paper..
    In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at at time, scraping down the bowl between additions. Add the vanilla and beat to combine.
    In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl or measuring cup, combine the buttermilk and red food coloring.
    Beat ⅓ of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, followed by half of the buttermilk mixture. Continue by adding another ⅓ of the flour, the remaining buttermilk, then the remaining flour, beating just until combined.
    Pour the the red velvet batter into the prepared loaf pan.
    Bake until a tester comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Let cool completely before drizzling with cream cheese.
    For the cream cheese drizzle, mix together all ingredients and adjust the consistency by adding more sugar or more corn syrup.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 539Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 585mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 1gSugar: 45gProtein: 7g

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Emily

Saturday 28th of March 2020

This was really yummy! I wanted to make a small red velvet cake during the COVID-19 quarantine, but since it was just me and my boyfriend here I didn't want anything large - I stumbled upon this recipe and it was delicious! Very moist and the cake has the perfect texture and flavor. I would totally recommend this recipe - however I did make my own cream cheese icing. Thank you for sharing!

Miz Helen

Monday 25th of September 2017

Your Red Velvet Bread looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Monday 18th of September 2017

Beautiful loaf of bread! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

angie

Friday 26th of May 2017

never heard of red velvet bread the cake I love but now must try this recipe as well thanks for sharing come see us at http//shopannies.blogspot.com

Miz Helen

Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

What a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday, I really appreciate you sharing with us! Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

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