Monday, March 10, 2014

Mini Red Velvet Cakes

Red Velvet Mini Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I made these mini red velvet cakes for my Oscar Party and, naturally,  I’m in love with their cuteness.  (And their tastiness is pretty awesome, too.) 

Red Velvet Mini Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Because I have never pretended to want to be a baker, I have no shame in telling you that I used a box mix for these little cuties.  However, I used Belle of Beechmont’s alternate red velvet donut recipe.  No fancy pans needed for these; this batter bakes perfectly in your cake pan to create a more dense cake that is easy to cut into round, bite size cakes before filling with cream cheese frosting. 

Red Velvet Mini Cakes

1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix

1 Stick Butter

1 Cup Whole Milk

2 Eggs

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 Stick Butter

4oz Cream Cheese

2 Cups Confectioners Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla

Mix the cake mix with the wet ingredients.  Line cake pan with parchment paper so that the ends come up and over the side.  Thinking about the thickness you want your cakes, pour  a thin layer of  batter into the pan(s).  Spread the batter as evenly as possible.  Bake at 350-degrees for 10-15 mins.  Let cool in the pan for ~10-mins, and then using the parchment paper sides, pull out of pan and let cool on a cooling rack until ready to cut.  Using a round cookie cutter, cut circles from the cake.  Fill layers with cream cheese frosting, and add a dollop of cream cheese frosting on top.  I garnished my cakes with stars cut from chocolate and powdered sugar.

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Mini cakes = cupcake’s fancier cousin.  Perfect for parties, and easy to gobble down.

Happy baking, DIY’ers!

~julee~

2 comments:

  1. your are the red velvet baking queen right now! these are sooo cute and darling! they look good enough to just pick off the screen! so cute :)

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  2. They look so yummi! We don't have this red velvet cake mix here, but I will try it with a normal cake mix and a mix of red berries. I love cheese creme cakes!

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