Red Velvet Kwanzaa Cake
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
1 pkg white cake mix (2-layer size)
2 squares BAKER'S Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, melted
1 Tbs red food coloring
8 oz PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
16 oz powdered sugar (1 package)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package for 2 (9-inch) round cake layers, adding chocolate and food coloring with water, eggs and oil; cool completely.
Beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Stir in pecans. Fill and frost cake layers. Variations for creating your own traditions: Decorate cake with the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa with red, green or black decorating gels.
Makes 12 Servings