Red Velvet cake is a dramatic looking cake usually topped with a white icing to serve as a contrast to the striking red color of the cake. You also have the option of slicing the finished Red Velvet Cake and layering a mix of strawberries and strawberry jelly in a one-to-one proportion before frosting.
Measure the cake ingredients into baking pan in the order specified in the recipe or the order specified by your manufacturer.
Insert pan into the machine and select Cake Cycle or Batter Bread cycle; 1 pound loaf and light crust.
Halfway through the mixing, use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the baking pan and the kneading paddle.
When the signal sounds indicating the baking cycle is complete, test for doneness with the wooden skewer. If it’s ready, remove the baking pan from the bread machine. If not, keep it in the bread machine or place on the Warm Cycle for 10 to 30 minutes or on the Bake Only Cycle if you have it on your machine until baked.
To make the cream cheese frosting: In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth, about 1 minute. Gradually add the sugar and beat until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the vanilla.
Trim the cake and either slice into layers or simply trim into the shape you like and frost.
Let rest for 20 minutes to glaze strawberries and then spread on the middle layer of the cake before frosting.