Red Velvet Holiday Loaf with Cream Cheese Drizzle

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While red velvet is delicious year-round, it's extra festive during the holiday season. Reach beyond the typical cupcake or cookies and experiment with this easy holiday red velvet loaf recipe via remodelaholic.com

Red Velvet Holiday Loaf

While red velvet is delicious year-round, it’s extra festive during the holiday season. Reach beyond the typical cupcake or cookies and experiment with this easy holiday loaf recipe. Unsweetened cocoa and red food coloring are both crucial ingredients to achieve the iconic red velvet taste. 

While red velvet is delicious year-round, it's extra festive during the holiday season. Reach beyond the typical cupcake or cookies and experiment with this easy holiday red velvet loaf recipe via remodelaholic.com

After you pull your loaf out of the oven, be sure to let it cool on a cooling rack before adding the cream cheese drizzle. This will ensure the drizzle will not melt off from the heat.

While red velvet is delicious year-round, it's extra festive during the holiday season. Reach beyond the typical cupcake or cookies and experiment with this easy holiday red velvet loaf recipe via remodelaholic.com

If you can resist devouring the entire loaf, this recipe makes for a delicious hostess gift or holiday treat for neighbors and friends. Pop your loaves into foil holiday loaf pans for easy transport. Happy baking!

While red velvet is delicious year-round, it's extra festive during the holiday season. Reach beyond the typical cupcake or cookies and experiment with this easy holiday red velvet loaf recipe via remodelaholic.com

Red Velvet Holiday Loaf with Cream Cheese Drizzle

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Red Velvet Loaf Remodelaholic 2
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:55 mins

Ingredients

Loaf

  • 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

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 mixture.
  • For the cream cheese drizzle, mix together all ingredients and adjust the consistency by adding more sugar or more corn syrup.
Servings: 12
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