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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.

Red Velvet Bread

Author Jennifer Tammy

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9x5 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.