Red Velvet Cake Minis

Today, I’m joining some of my favorite bloggers for a virtual Valentine’s Day treat party. If you’re looking for something special to make for your sweetheart, this is the place to be!

This cake recipe is my go-to Red Velvet sponge roll, but instead of rolling it up, I’ve used a pastry ring to cut the sponge sheet into 3″ stackable rounds.  The rounds are filled with a light whipped cream and cream cheese mixture, then topped off with a little more of the same.

I love to give (and get!) chocolates for Valentine’s Day, so I used gold-covered chocolate buttons and a squares of Godiva chocolate for decoration. Of course, any square of good quality chocolate will work. If Godiva doesn’t strike your fancy, a Vosages square would be yummy, or spherical  Lindor chocolates or Ferrero Rocher would do the trick too!

Be sure to visit all my friends for fabulous inspired Valentine’s Day desserts!

1.  Confessions of a Cook Book Queen  ~ Valentines Twinkies on a Stick
2.  Buns in My Oven ~ Hot Fudge and Strawberry Doughnut Pudding
3.  Glorious Treats ~ Red Velvet Cupcakes
4.  Cookies and Cups ~ Glass Topper Valentines Cookies

5.  Bakingdom ~ Valentines Day Cookie Cakes

6.  The Hungry Housewife ~ Valentines Jello Hearts
7.  Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle ~ Valentines Dotty Cookies
8.  Sprinkle Bakes ~ Red Velvet Cake Minis (that’s me!)
9.  Bake at 350 ~ Double-Decker, Stripey, Valentine Cookies
10.  Two Peas and Their Pod ~ Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

11.  Scarletta Bakes ~ Mexican Chocolate Hearts
12.  She Wears Many Hats ~ Valentines Popcorn

Red Velvet Cake Minis

Heather Baird
This cake recipe is my go-to Red Velvet sponge roll, but instead of rolling it up, I've used a pastry ring to cut the sponge sheet into 3" stackable rounds.  The rounds are filled with a light whipped cream and cream cheese mixture, then topped off with a little more of the same.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Piping bag fitted with large star decorator tip, or a zip-top bag with the corner snipped
  • 6 pastry rings *optional

Ingredients
 
 

Red Velvet Sponge:

  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 3/4 cup cake flour sifted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Whipped Filling:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Assembly:

  • 6 gold chocolate buttons or other metallic dragees
  • 6 squares of quality chocolate such as Godiva Vosges or Lindor/Lindt

Instructions
 

Red velvet sponge

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a jelly roll pan with shortening. Line the pan with parchment paper and grease the paper also.
  • Place the eggs in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and with a timer set, beat for 5 minutes.
  • Slowly add the sugar and oil. Beat well. Add the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and red food coloring. Switch to the paddle attachment.
  • Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt, and slowly add to the liquid ingredients. Beat for 2 minutes, until well combined. The batter will be very thin.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared jelly roll pan and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. When done, the cake should spring back when touched in the center.
  • Allow cake to cool in the pan. Use a 3” round cookie cutter or pastry ring to cut 12 circles from the red velvet sponge.

Whipped Filling

  • Place cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and whip until fluffy.
  • Pour in heavy whipping cream and beat on medium high speed. Gradually add sugar with the mixture running, until stiff peaks are formed.
  • Scrape down bowl with a rubber spatula and mix again, making sure mixture is completely incorporated

Assembly

  • Place pastry rings on a large baking sheet, if using. Place one round of cake at the bottom of the rings and spoon in 1/4 cup whipped filling. Top with second cake round. Alternatively you may use a piping bag and decorator tip to pipe about 1/4 cup of filling on one cake round, and then sandwich with a second. Cover cakes and refrigerate for 2 hours. Transfer remaining filling into a piping bag fitted with star tip.
  • Gently press the cakes out of the mold. Pipe a decorative swirl on the top cake and garnish with gold button or dragee and chocolate square.
Keyword dragees, red velvet sponge cake, whipped cream cheese filling
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Lauren at Keep It Sweet
Lauren at Keep It Sweet
10 years ago

These are gorgeous, Heather! I may have to make them for my husband and me for our Valentine's Day dinner!

Leslie
Leslie
10 years ago

ADORABLE! I am in love with those Buttons~!

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
Caroline @ chocolate & carrots
10 years ago

I love this! Where did you find those buttons???

Cookbook Queen
Cookbook Queen
10 years ago

These are GORGEOUS!!! Love them (like everything you make!!)

My candy kitchen
My candy kitchen
10 years ago

Lovely…

Lora
Lora
10 years ago

ooh these are so darling. Elegant and cute at the same time.

Paula
Paula
10 years ago

These are gorgeous!

RecipeGirl
RecipeGirl
10 years ago

Very cute and pretty. I'm such a red velvet fan 🙂

Maureen
Maureen
10 years ago

What beautiful cakes!! They look picture perfect for the most elegant dessert.

Maria
Maria
10 years ago

Gorgeous little cakes! Love them!

regan
regan
10 years ago

These are beautiful! Thanks for the recipe!

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
10 years ago

Oh, so pretty and divine looking! Those are perfect. The pictures are wonderful too.

Cheers,

Rosa

bridget {bake at 350}
bridget {bake at 350}
10 years ago

These look like they belong at the fanciest of restaurants…they are just PERFECTION!!!

I am totally ordering some of those gold buttons, too!

Deborah
Deborah
10 years ago

What a great way to serve these! Delicious, too! 🙂

SweetSugarBelle
SweetSugarBelle
10 years ago

These are stunning, Heather! Stunning!!!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
10 years ago

The decoration of these is perfect!

cookies and cups
cookies and cups
10 years ago

I need some gold covered chocolate buttons like now. My life will not be complete until I have them. Also, can you come over and make these for me?

Rocio Valle Gonzalez
Rocio Valle Gonzalez
10 years ago

sooo beauty! perfect! thanx for sharing! hugs from spain! 🙂

Lili
Lili
10 years ago

Oh Heather, I adore tiny cakes like this but I never knew the trick about using a pastry cutter…thanks so much for that great idea! Oh, and the gold buttons are such an elegant and unexpected touch, I love them! xo ~Lili

Alicia Poyatos
Alicia Poyatos
10 years ago

Es mi tarta favorita y así en minis o individuales me han encantado.
Besos.

Sue
Sue
10 years ago

So pretty! Love the gold buttons!

Katie
Katie
10 years ago

Lovely!

TidyMom
TidyMom
10 years ago

I think today should be declared Red Velvet day! lol……so many of us posted RV recipes today!!

These look DELICIOUS!

Glory
Glory
10 years ago

These are so gorgeous!! Such a beautiful and elegant dessert!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
10 years ago

Oh my goodness, these are so adorable!!

Cheria @ In Foods
Cheria @ In Foods
10 years ago

Love velvet cake! Those are especially beautiful.
Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

This is so pretty! I absolutely love what you've done here.

marla
marla
10 years ago

Such lovely little Valentine's treats & all the other goodies look splendid too 🙂

nicole {sweet peony}
nicole {sweet peony}
10 years ago

this is the prettiest red velvet cake ever! the gold buttons add such an elegant touch! i might have to make this for my husband on valentine's day 🙂

macus!
macus!
10 years ago

I love it!!!

Sunshine - www.cancersurvivor26.blogger.com
Sunshine - www.cancersurvivor26.blogger.com
10 years ago
Heather (Heather's Dish)
Heather (Heather's Dish)
10 years ago

Precious!!!

Jessica @ How Sweet
Jessica @ How Sweet
10 years ago

Mini's mean we get to eat more, right?! Sweet. 🙂

Amy
Amy
10 years ago

So chic! And adorable. I'm with Jessica, we can eat more than one right?

Darla | Bakingdom
Darla | Bakingdom
10 years ago

Just like everything you do, these are beautiful!! Perfect for Valentine's Day! And the gold buttons? In. Love.

Laurie {Simply Scratch}
Laurie {Simply Scratch}
10 years ago

I'm pretty sure everything you touch is magical! These are gorgeous!

TTMarie
TTMarie
10 years ago

I love that they are individual servings. Something about small bites makes the dessert more romantic. Thanks for sharing!

Tia
http://ttmarie-livingthedream.blogspot.com/

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
10 years ago

Everyone's red velvet food has been so amazing to see on all these posts, and yours is just as gorgeous as could be. As always Heather, you take food to the artwork level!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

What a wonderful mini cakes.
Andreja
http://www.stancerfamily.blogspot.com

Jany@SuperCuteCookies
Jany@SuperCuteCookies
10 years ago

the mini cakes are gorgeous!

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

those are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the gold chocolate button!! Red velvet cake is one of my all time faves!!

http://www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul
Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul
10 years ago

Beautiful presentation…
~Carmen

Gloria
Gloria
10 years ago

Adorable and PERFECT! And thanks for that link to the online store… I just went there and it's great. Thanks for sharing.
Best,
Gloria

Teresa
Teresa
10 years ago

You are MAGIC!
These little mini Red Velvet cakes are like something that would be served to a fairy~tale princess.
I just adore your style!
LOVE all the yuMMy Valentine treats!
Hugs & LOVE from Bainbridge Island~
xo

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

found you on pinterest. Love your desserts.

Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes
10 years ago

These are so gorgeous! I don't know what I like more, the red velvet sponge or the whipped filling…

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

If your valentine can't make it I would LOVe to fill in! YUMMY

ivylou
ivylou
10 years ago

Hi there. I've been following your wonderful baking antics for quite some time now, and just had to say how marvellous these looked! How cute! Thanks so much for your inspiring posts, 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
10 years ago

Wow, these look stunning. I absolutely love the little gold button on top, that really takes the little cake over the top. Such an awesome recipe 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Beautiful! I'm all excited for the big V-day now!

xox.