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Recipe: Big Red Heinz Ketchup Cake

Step aside, red velvet cake! From Heinz comes a big red cake that will cause all the buzz at the dessert buffet. Share the recipe with your friends…or keep it your secret!

Big Red Heinz Ketchup Cake
Servings: 16
Prep time: 20 mins.
Total time: 1 hr. 30 mins.

2 cups flour
2 tsp. Calumet Baking Powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup Heinz Tomato Ketchup
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. red food coloring
1-1/2 cups butter, softened, divided
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar


Heat oven to 350°F.

Spray 2 (9-inch) round pans with cooking spray. Line bottoms of pans with parchment. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices; set aside. Mix ketchup, water and food coloring in separate bowl until blended.

Beat 3/4 cup butter and brown sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs, 1 at a time. Add flour mixture alternately with ketchup mixture, mixing well after each addition. Pour into prepared pans.

Bake 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.

Beat cream cheese, vanilla and remaining butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well after each addition. Beat on high speed until light and fluffy.

Stack cake layers on plate, filling and frosting with cream cheese mixture.

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