Thursday, May 21, 2015

Red Velvet Mini Bundt

Alright, so lets get this out there! These might not be the prettiest looking mini bundts. Some images on pinterest WILL blow your mind! 

Buuuttttt.... these certainly are so tasty.... Omg sooo tasty!! Like they didn't even survive for a day at my home! All of them, gobbled up, just in a day!! That good. They are. 

I just need to learn to grease my new bundt pan better. Thats it. I made 6 mini bundts and then with the left over batter, I made a small cake. That came out perfect! So I know its only a greasing issue. Thats all. 



To indulge in those sweet cravings and to fiery passions, here's the recipe for my Red Velvet Cake! Oh and before I forgot, I very recently made red velvet cheesecake swirl brownies too... Check them out here

Serves: 12

Time taken: 1 hour

Complexity: **

You'll need

3/4th cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 small eggs
1 tbsp vanilla 
2 tbsp cocoa powder
red food colouring
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 heaped cup of flour
Pinch of love

Method

Preheat your oven at 180C or 350F 

Grease your cake pan and line them if possible.

In a food processor or even manually, add the butter and sugar and cream them together. 



Add in the eggs and vanilla and whisk till all well combined




Next in a separate bowl, sift together your cocoa powder, baking powder and the flour



Here it is all sifted so that any lumps in the cocoa powder are now completely gone. 



Add in the red food colouring



Add this to the wet mix and whisk till everything comes together. Be careful of not over whisking or you'll end up activating the gluten in the flour. Just remember, as soon as the batter comes together, you're done! 



Pour this batter in the moulds  


Bake for 20 mins if you're making cupcakes. 


If you're making a whole cake, give it about 34-38 mins and then test with toothpick. If it comes out clean, your cake is done! Here are the mini Bundts all done. 



You can choose to decorate however you choose. We prefer not having huge amounts of icing at my place so I just drizzled them over with some home made chocolate sauce (chocolate + cream, melted in microwave for 30- 40 seconds). 



How pretty! N'est-ce pas?! The cake browned up a little on the outside since it took longer to bake. I scattered a few choco-chips as soon as this came out of the oven. 


Not perfect, but soooooooooo--ooohhh good! I served these with a platter of home made biscuits with bacon gravy, fried chicken and coleslaw. Our tummies were were happy for it. 



Look at the dense moist texture of these!! 



Baby, come to mama!! Indulge!