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
- Piping bag fitted with large star decorator tip, or a zip-top bag with the corner snipped
- 6 pastry rings *optional
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
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 6 gold chocolate buttons or other metallic dragees
- 6 squares of quality chocolate such as Godiva Vosges or Lindor/Lindt
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.
- 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
- 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.
These are gorgeous, Heather! I may have to make them for my husband and me for our Valentine's Day dinner!
ADORABLE! I am in love with those Buttons~!
I love this! Where did you find those buttons???
These are GORGEOUS!!! Love them (like everything you make!!)
ooh these are so darling. Elegant and cute at the same time.
These are gorgeous!
Very cute and pretty. I'm such a red velvet fan 🙂
What beautiful cakes!! They look picture perfect for the most elegant dessert.
Gorgeous little cakes! Love them!
These are beautiful! Thanks for the recipe!
Oh, so pretty and divine looking! Those are perfect. The pictures are wonderful too.
These look like they belong at the fanciest of restaurants…they are just PERFECTION!!!
I am totally ordering some of those gold buttons, too!
What a great way to serve these! Delicious, too! 🙂
These are stunning, Heather! Stunning!!!
The decoration of these is perfect!
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?
sooo beauty! perfect! thanx for sharing! hugs from spain! 🙂
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
Es mi tarta favorita y así en minis o individuales me han encantado.
So pretty! Love the gold buttons!
I think today should be declared Red Velvet day! lol……so many of us posted RV recipes today!!
These look DELICIOUS!
These are so gorgeous!! Such a beautiful and elegant dessert!
Oh my goodness, these are so adorable!!
Love velvet cake! Those are especially beautiful.
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
This is so pretty! I absolutely love what you've done here.
Such lovely little Valentine's treats & all the other goodies look splendid too 🙂
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 🙂
I love it!!!
Mini's mean we get to eat more, right?! Sweet. 🙂
So chic! And adorable. I'm with Jessica, we can eat more than one right?
Just like everything you do, these are beautiful!! Perfect for Valentine's Day! And the gold buttons? In. Love.
I'm pretty sure everything you touch is magical! These are gorgeous!
I love that they are individual servings. Something about small bites makes the dessert more romantic. Thanks for sharing!
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!
What a wonderful mini cakes.
the mini cakes are gorgeous!
those are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the gold chocolate button!! Red velvet cake is one of my all time faves!!
Adorable and PERFECT! And thanks for that link to the online store… I just went there and it's great. Thanks for sharing.
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~
found you on pinterest. Love your desserts.
These are so gorgeous! I don't know what I like more, the red velvet sponge or the whipped filling…
Happy Valentine's Day!!
If your valentine can't make it I would LOVe to fill in! YUMMY
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, 🙂
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 🙂
Beautiful! I'm all excited for the big V-day now!