Because beautiful cakes needn't take all day! (Sssh)...

Let's be honest, around the festive period- not everyone has time (or energy) to whip up (pardon the pun) a three tier cake over a day ready for Christmas parties or dinners, but hey- we all still want to impress, right? After being approached by the wonderful culinary company Betty Crocker as part of their #ICAKEYOU campaign, I thought it would be a nice way to add a spin on my #bakewithliv series, for those that perhaps aren't as fluent with a cookbook, and perhaps simply don't have the time. With Betty, it's easy to create a pretty special celebration cake, without parting with more than an hour to whizz it up- but you don't need to tell anyone that, I promise! This Christmas red velvet bake took me approximately 60 minutes (and even less to share out and devour)!

You will need:
- 2 x Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 2 x Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Style Frosting
- Rosemary and cranberries for decoration
- A sprinkling of icing sugar
- Zero patience ; )

Let's go!



1. I can't dress up this recipe and begin to pretend it took any more than ten minutes to prepare, so I won't! Reading the back of the box, I threw in the required 6 eggs, 210ml vegetable oil and 400ml water to the added two cake mixes, gave it a good mix and separated it into 4 greased cake tins- viola!

2. With your prepared mix, bake the cakes for about 23 minutes until cooked through (naturally), before taking out and leaving to cool on a wire rack. Once cool, ice using two Cream Cheese Style Frosting tubs- before finishing with a rosemary garland, some cranberries and a little icing sugar! You know what they say, less is more!



Post in collaboration for Betty Crocker, but love of baking, lack of time and adoration for delicious cakes all my own!


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Because beautiful cakes needn't take all day! (Sssh)...

Let's be honest, around the festive period- not everyone has time (or energy) to whip up (pardon the pun) a three tier cake over a day ready for Christmas parties or dinners, but hey- we all still want to impress, right? After being approached by the wonderful culinary company Betty Crocker as part of their #ICAKEYOU campaign, I thought it would be a nice way to add a spin on my #bakewithliv series, for those that perhaps aren't as fluent with a cookbook, and perhaps simply don't have the time. With Betty, it's easy to create a pretty special celebration cake, without parting with more than an hour to whizz it up- but you don't need to tell anyone that, I promise! This Christmas red velvet bake took me approximately 60 minutes (and even less to share out and devour)!

You will need:
- 2 x Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 2 x Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Style Frosting
- Rosemary and cranberries for decoration
- A sprinkling of icing sugar
- Zero patience ; )

Let's go!



1. I can't dress up this recipe and begin to pretend it took any more than ten minutes to prepare, so I won't! Reading the back of the box, I threw in the required 6 eggs, 210ml vegetable oil and 400ml water to the added two cake mixes, gave it a good mix and separated it into 4 greased cake tins- viola!

2. With your prepared mix, bake the cakes for about 23 minutes until cooked through (naturally), before taking out and leaving to cool on a wire rack. Once cool, ice using two Cream Cheese Style Frosting tubs- before finishing with a rosemary garland, some cranberries and a little icing sugar! You know what they say, less is more!



Post in collaboration for Betty Crocker, but love of baking, lack of time and adoration for delicious cakes all my own!


x

22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful cake! Great post :)

    Sam x
    sammybblogs.com

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  2. OMG, this looks divine you kitchen whizz! xxx

    www.lurchhoundloves.com

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  3. This looks so pretty! I love the way you've decorated it :) xxx

    wwww.iamdaisyalice.com

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  4. Mmm this looks delicious as does the presentation of it all :) X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  5. That looks delicious, and pretty! Love the fact that you wore a Christmas jumper whlist making it :P

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  6. This looks amazing, can't believe how easy it is to make with the Betty Crocker mixes - need to check those out!

    Christie x
    www.christieslifestyle.co.uk

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  7. this looks so yummy. i LOVE baking. i find it so theraputic. Will be giving this a go soon.
    x

    www.claireamy22.com

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  8. This looks incredible. You are more than welcome to bring one over this Christmas, since I'm sure my own creation won't look this good.

    - Elodie x
    www.elle-yeah.com

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  9. That looks so delicious! Love the decorations you used too X

    Becky - beelavie.com

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  10. Such a beautiful cake! Love your Christmas jumper as well!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  11. So amazing! It's my birthday this weekend and now I really want someone to make me this cake haha x

    Wonky Lauren

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  12. Well that's what I call a cake, my goodness :)

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  13. That cake looks incredible! Save me a slice ...or two ;)

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  14. Gorgeous looking cake, it's making my mouth water just looking at it! I love how you've decorated it, very simply but festive and Christmassy!

    JosieVictoriaa // josievictoriaa.blogspot.co.uk // Lifestlye, Travel and Fashion

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  15. It looks mouth-wateringly yummy and sounds so easy to make. I know what I'll be baking this weekend now!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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  16. Isn't Betty Crocker a wonderful lady aha love this xxx

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  17. https://champagneinateacup.wordpress.com/ I really want to taste that cake x

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  18. This gives me hope that even I'd be able to cook something like this (as someone who burns soup....) Betty Crocker brownies on top of cookie dough; try that one next ;)

    www.karawillow.com

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  19. It looks amazing! You'd never guess it was out of a box!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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