Big Red Heinz® Ketchup Cake

Think a traditional Red Velvet Cake (complete with cream cheese frosting) with a little extra something.



2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 cup Heinz® Tomato Ketchup
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp. red food coloring
3/4 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
2 eggs
--- Frosting Ingredients ---
6 oz. brick-style cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup butter softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups confectioner's sugar


  1. Cake Preparation
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper. Stir the flour with the baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and ginger into a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine Ketchup, water, and red coloring. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter and then blend in the sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour and Ketchup mixtures and beat on low, scraping down the bowl as needed, until combined. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 1 minute.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake for 30 minutes or until the center springs back when touched lightly. Cool the cakes for 15 minutes before turning onto a rack to cool completely.
  5. Frosting Preparation
  6. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla for 2 minutes or until smooth. On low, gradually beat in the sugar, scraping the bowl as needed. Beat on high until fluffy.
  7. Frost between the cake layers and over the sides and top of the cake.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/12

Amount/serving %DV*
Calories 330  
Calories from Fat 120  
Total Fat 14g 22%
Sat. Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Fiber 1g 4%
Sugar 32g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on 2,000 calorie diet


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0 people found this review helpful. This cake turned out delicious however the colour did not come out even. The food colouring It needs to be mixed in really well or parts will be red and the rest more of a brown colour.

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0 people found this review helpful. This recipe is SO good. I made them for a party. Most people ate them and complimented me on them without even realizing there was ketchup in it. It tastes just like a spice cake and is great!

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0 people found this review helpful. eeew ketchup I made the cake no one liked it

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