This rich, moist red velvet pound cake will make even chocolate purists into die-hard fans!

Red Velvet Pound Cake (with Video)

This rich, moist red velvet loaf that will make even chocolate purists into die-hard fans!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Holiday
Keyword bread, cake, Christmas, red velvet
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 584 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


For the cake:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups bananas mashed

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 cups powder sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 cup chocolate shavings
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes


For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a loaf pan by greasing the bottom and sides with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a standing mixer, combine the dry cake mix, oil, eggs, and mashed bananas.
  3. Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes at 350°F. (Note: Exact baking time may vary with your oven - cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.)
  4. When cake is done baking, remove from oven and place loaf pan on a wire cooling rack to come down to room temperature.

For the cream cheese icing:

  1. Using a standing mixer, combine softened butter and cream cheese, powdered sugar, whipping cream, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed until we-llcombined and stiff peaks form.

To decorate:

  1. When ready to frost and decorate, remove red velvet loaf from pan and place on cutting board or serving dish.
  2. If using cream cheese icing, scoop into a plastic frosting bag for easy application. If using our white chocolate glaze, simply pour the warm glaze slowly over the cake so that it hardens as you pour.
  3. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and candy canes before glaze completely sets. Allow frosting to set completely before cutting.
  4. Let frosting harden for about 10 minutes before enjoying.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Pound Cake (with Video)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 584 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 480mg21%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 730IU15%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.