Red Velvet Zebra Bundt Cake
This gorgeous red velvet zebra bundt cake is perfectly sized for two! Cozy up with your sweetie and share this moist buttermilk cake with a hint of cocoa this Valentine’s Day. And don’t forget the warm chocolate sauce!
If you are looking for an absolute stunner of a dessert to whip up for tomorrow’s holiday, I totally have you covered.
This red velvet zebra bundt cake is as delicious as it is beautiful. It’s moist and buttery tasting, yet light as air. It’s made in a small (3-cup) bundt pan, so it’s the perfect size for sharing with your sweetie. It’s got a buttermilk tang and a hint of cocoa, and the Greek yogurt glaze on top is perfection. The warm chocolate sauce is completely outrageous!
You’re sure to get rave reviews for this gorgeous red velvet zebra bundt!
Head over to KitchenAid’s blog, The Kitchenthusiast, to download the recipe and read my Top Tips for a Romantic Dinner at Home!
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Red Velvet Zebra Bundt Cake
For the cake
- 1 1/4 cups (156.25 g) cake flour
- 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 cup (177.44 ml) vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup (118.29 ml) buttermilk
- 1 egg white, (large)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the glaze
- 1/2 cup (60 g) powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
For the warm chocolate sauce
- 4 ounces (113.4 g) semisweet chocolate,, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
To Make the Cake:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 3-cup (5-inch diameter) mini bundt pan with non-stick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large glass measuring cup, combine the oil, buttermilk and egg white.
- Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients, and mix on low speed until combined.
- Place the food coloring, cocoa, vinegar, and vanilla in a smaller bowl, and stir in about half of the cake batter.
- Using a large serving spoon or ice cream scoop, place some of the red batter into the greased bundt pan. Layer some of the white batter on top, then repeat again with red. Continue alternating until the pan is full and there is no remaining batter.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the cake comes out clean.
- Cool completely and unmold onto a serving plate, then top with the glaze.
To make the Glaze
- Stir the yogurt and powdered sugar together until smooth. Pour the glaze over the top of the bundt cake.
To make the Chocolate Sauce
- Place the chopped chocolate in a bowl and heat the cream in a small pot until simmering.
- Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Add the corn syrup and whisk until smooth.
i just love ur recipe and your choc and vanilla cupcakes recipes are a keeper! can u share your red velvet cupcakes recipe if you dont mind?
I haven’t made red velvet cupcakes, Rafidah, but I love the recipe on Sophistimom. She does it with beets so it’s all natural. So smart! Thanks for reading!
OMG Allie!!!!!!! Just read the recipe and I am DROOOOLING!!!!!! The zebra effect is just so coooool!!!!! and that photography!!!!! I can stare at your food photos for HOURSSSSS together!
Aw, thank you so much for clicking over, Samina! I loved the zebra effect too and it really lended itself well to the red velvet. I’m so happy you liked the pics too! Thanks for the awesome feedback 😀
This is one beauty!!! The color is just stunning! Love it Allie!
Thank you, my dear! So happy you enjoyed! 😉
This is such a gorgeous cake! Love the swirls :). Clicking over to the Kitchenaid blog now!
Thanks, Jessica! It was such a fun recipe to bake and I loved the taste. Thanks so much for reading! 😀
Wow, this looks so rad. You are an expert swirler, if that’s even a thing!
Haha, thanks, Shikha! Honestly I didn’t even swirl, just layered the batter in alternately. It swirled itself, lol!
Lovely pictures and recipe!
Sorry I got so late on the blog for this recipe, but it’s a cool one. Stunniny1
Oh, ya, no worries! I’m late getting caught up on answering comments, so it’s all good! I’m so happy you liked the post, Jack Andrew! 😀
Allie, this is absolutely stunning! I love how bundt cakes dress up everything about cake and the swirls in this zebra cake make it even more special 🙂
Thank you, Amy! The swirls were so fun to make but what I really loved about this cake was the TASTE! Thanks so much for the sweet comment; hope you are surviving what’s left of this dreary winter! Just a few more weeks, woot!
This cake looks so amazing, I want to preserve it and just use it as a decoration! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award check out my latest post at Woods of Bell Trees for more info!
Hi Heather! And thank you so much, I am truly HONORED! Thanks for always reading and giving me the loveliest comments and encouragement; it truly means the world to me!!!
So even if valentines day is over, I can still make this right?! haha this looks awesome. I literally have an obsession with red velvet. Why is it SO good?! I never make bundt cakes so this I will have to try! Awesome pictures, Allie! 🙂
I would make (and eat!) this cake any day of the year! You’re so right, it is SO good. I was never a big red velvet lover until I made this. When my son and I tasted it, we both looked at each other with wide eyes! We could not believe the flavor. It’s a winner for sure!!! I hope you enjoy it, if you do give it a try. And thanks for the sweet compliment 😉
This is just beautiful!!!
Thank you so much, Liz! I’m so happy you enjoyed the post. I had a lot of fun putting it together! 😀
Hi Allie! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!
This cake is so perfect in so many ways. I wish I had a slice of it right now…and it looks so pretty! I just checked out your post and I must say your photography blows me away!!
Aw, thank you so much Tammy! That is so nice to hear (and encouraging, since it’s something I work so hard at and I’m often my own worst critic! :/) I’m so happy you like the cake and thank you so much for taking the time to check out the post and then click back over to comment here. It really means so much to me! xoxo
Oh My – this cake looks too delicious! And it turned out super pretty as well! I’ll check the recipe out right now ;–)
Have a lovely weekend!
It really was good, Consuelo! Has that ever happened to you, where you bake something up and then when you taste it it totally surprises you? That’s what this cake was. The flavor was amazing and it was so light and moist. Hope you’re having a great weekend, dear!
This looks so cool and very delicious! I have a bundt tin, but I’m yet to use it, must try a recipe with it soon! 🙂
Thanks Jess! It was really delicious. I loved it! I’ve got so many bundt tins now it’s kinda ridiculous! Every size you can imagine. They’re fun 😉
That is just so pretty! Your photos are always stunning Allie!
Thank you Melanie! And yours are too! 😉
This cake is stunning Allie! I love the gorgeous color and zebra swirls – perfect for Valentine’s Day! Great post for having a romantic dinner at home – we are staying in tonight as well and I will be sure to follow your tips 🙂 Hope you feel better and have a amazing Valentine’s Day and weekend 🙂
Thanks Kelly! I am feeling a little better every day. This one is not nearly as bad as the last, thank heaven! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend as well!
This is the cutest little cake EVER! I’ve never seen a bundt this small before, unless they were itty bitty ones. But this one is perfect for two people. Great idea and I love the zebra effect!
Thank you so much, Connie! It was the perfect size for my hubby and I. And the flavor was fabulous and so light and moist! I’m so happy you liked it too! Thanks for the sweet comment and I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!
This cake really does look like a zebra! Love the idea of the Greek yoghurt glaze, too …. especially as I just arrived in Greece. Nice to ‘meet’ you Allie!
Great to meet you too, Helen! I’m so happy you liked the post! And a little jealous that you’re in Greece and I’m freezing my tushy off here in snowy PA, lol!
I love love the post on Kitchen aid and all the advice!! Will be taking some pointers from you. As for this cake, I personally can vouch for how amazing it is!! Was so delicious and moist. A stunner!! Thanks for sharing it with me and Mr J 🙂
My pleasure! I loved meeting the two of you. That was such a fun afternoon! Thanks so much for reading the post, and all you do to support me. You are such a great friend <3
Stunning cake, Allie! Those swirls are just picture-perfect! 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! It was lots of fun to make and the result was delish! So happy you enjoyed 😉
I just checked out the post and commented. This is a lovely dessert, Allie – so beautiful and perfect for Valentines.
Thanks so much for clicking over and commenting! You are so sweet and supportive <3