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Perfectly portioned and ridiculously moist, these mini Bundt cakes are truly a treat.

Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cakes

Ingredients

  • Cake:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ounce red food coloring

  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • Cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese

  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 3 tablespoons whole milk

  • Garnish: chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini bundt pans with baking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt, then set aside.

  3. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, vinegar and vanilla and set aside.

  4. In a small bowl, mix cocoa powder with red food coloring.

  5. In mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for about a minute until fluffy.

  6. Next, add flour mixture and alternate with buttermilk mixture in 3 incorporations. Add cocoa mixture and blend thoroughly.

  7. Pour cake batter into bundt pans, 3/4 of the way full.

  8. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

  9. While cake is baking, make cream cheese frosting. In a mixer, add butter and cream cheese and mix until smooth. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt and milk, and mix until combined. Add to a measuring cup with a spout.

  10. When cake is finished baking, remove to a cooling rack and let cool. Invert onto plate.

  11. Pour cream cheese frosting on top to let drip down the side of cake. Garnish with pecans.

Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cakes
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- Everyone knows the best way to a person's heart is through their stomach. So win over everyone's hearts with these mini red velvet Bundt cakes that's perfect for gift-giving. Let's get started. So I know this looks like a lot of ingredients, guys, but it's well worth it and we're just gonna work in phases for each of the ingredients. First, I'm gonna start with my dry ingredients. Here I already have some flour in the bowl and then I'm gonna add in some baking soda and salt. I'll give it a good whisk to mix everything together. Dry ingredients good and now I'm gonna move onto the eggs and the buttermilk. Here I'm just gonna crack some eggs... And then I'll mix it with some buttermilk. Buttermilk will really bring out the flavor of the cocoa in this recipe and then some vinegar. Vinegar is unique to red velvet because it brings out that tang and the chemical reaction will also bring out the flavor of the cocoa. And then some vanilla extract. I'll just mix everything together and just break up the yolks. And now I'll work on my cocoa mixture. Here I already have some cocoa powder in the bowl and I'm gonna add in a whole bottle of red food coloring. The cocoa powder and the red color really mixes together and just gives you a deep beautiful color. If I were to add this in some batter itself, it would be a little bit diluted and it won't have the same color payoff. Whisk it together and then it almost becomes like a paste, but easier to add in. See how deep that red color is? Now to assemble our batter. Here I have some room temperature butter that I'm just gonna cream with my sugar. I'm gonna start fluffing the butter up while I gradually add in the sugar. I'm gonna cream the butter and sugar together for about three minutes so that it really fluffs up. This is gonna help the cake become light and airy. This looks good. Now I'm just gonna scrape down the sides of the bowl before I add in the rest of the ingredients so that it can mix evenly. Okay and now I'm just gonna add in my flour and three parts alternating with my egg mixture. the reason why I'm alternating between the two ingredients is because I don't want to overmix the batter in one single addition and it mixes together evenly too. Great. And finally I'm gonna add in the red to my red velvet. Give it one more mix. Look at that. The most beautiful batter in the world. Great. It's really important not to overmix since the machine can do this so I'm gonna finish this by hand. Doesn't that look so pretty? Now it's time to turn this batter into mini Bundt cakes. So I was gonna use one of those big Bundt cake pans, but when I went shopping, I found this mini Bundt cake pan and I thought these would make the perfect gift so we're going with these mini guys. This pan is non-stick, but since I'm making this for a gift, I want them to be perfect and I need them to pop out easily so I'm just gonna spray it with a little bit of cooking spray and then with my ice cream scoop, I'm gonna fill each mold about 3/4 of the way up. Beautiful. I'll just give it a good shake to smooth everything out. And now I'm just gonna bake it for 20-25 minutes until it's done. I pulled the cakes out of the oven and they've cooled completely. Look how beautiful they are. They're the perfect bread, super festive and they match my shirt. Now I'm gonna decorate them. Here I have some cream cheese glaze that I've mixed with milk, powdered sugar, cream cheese and a little bit of vanilla extract. It's a nice thin consistency that I could easily pour over the top of the Bundt cake. With my spoon, I'm just gonna grab a little bit of glaze and spoon it over the top, letting it drip down the sides. And as it cools, it'll thicken up too. This looks perfect. Who doesn't like cream cheese glaze, right? Last one. My favorite part is when it overflows down to the side, like cream cheese icicles. Great and while it's still wet, I'm gonna top it with a little bit of chopped pecans, just to make it a little bit more traditional. The cakes are all ready and now I'm just gonna put them up onto my cake stand. When I gift these, I usually like to put them in a box and put four of them on there and then wrap it up nicely with a ribbon. Homemade goods are like the best because they come from the heart. You put a lot of love and care into it and red represents love so it's just a perfect gift. Tada. These look so beautiful and festive. I love red velvet. I think you're gonna love them too so make this recipe.