One thing about this blog that has been a bit of a learning experience for me is photographing food.
I have made a couple of things that taste absolutely amazing, but aren’t very pretty to look at, so they don’t make the cut. Seriously, how do you make a casserole or something made in your slow cooker look good?! It’s a bit of a challenge.
Most of my photos happen right on the kitchen table. My family knows that before they can eat their food, mom has to photograph it first. It’s kind of become the joke in our home. 🙂
Exhibit A – my 4 year old son and this cake. He had helped me make the cake and watched carefully while I frosted it. It was complete torture for him to wait to while I photographed it. A couple of times I caught him trying to stick his finger in the icing.
The second I was done, I gave him the photographed piece of cake and let him dig in. This recipe is definitely Mason-approved!
Red Velvet Bundt Cake
1 (15.25 oz) package Red Velvet cake mix
1 (3.9 oz) box instant chocolate pudding mix (you could also use vanilla if you wanted to)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup white chocolate chips (optional, but I love them in this recipe)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F .
In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the white chocolate chips and pour batter into a bundt pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray (my favorite is Baker’s Joy for this recipe- I wasn’t paid to say that- it’s my honest opinion!).
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake thoroughly in pan for about 90 minutes before inverting onto a plate. If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar or top with my favorite cream cheese frosting.
The Best Cream Cheese Frosting
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
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