What’s a girl to bake to celebrate love? Here I have a recipe for little heart shaped red velvet cake bites that are delicious and so pretty- really perfect for valentine’s day or any other day that you feel like spreading love 🙂
This delicacy was created by accident but it was such a crowd pleaser. I used this great Wilton pan with heart shapes (Petite Heart pan by Wilton) for cookies/ cake etc
Here is the glorious recipe- adapted from the Georgetown cupcakes recipe for red velvet cupcakes that was on Popsugar.com. (I made my recipe dairy free since I have some people around here who are lactose intolerant but the original recipe has butter and milk instead of the dairy free options I used.)
3/4 cup of margarine or a little less than 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
4 tablespoons no-taste red food coloring
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 dairy-free whip or water
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
Chocolate drizzle on top-
Melted bittersweet chocolate
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together margarine/ oil and sugar at medium speed for 3-5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Lower speed and add eggs, one at a time, mixing slowly after each addition. In a small bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, red food coloring, and vanilla. On low speed, slowly add this to the stand mixer bowl, mixing until well incorporated. In a small bowl, combine salt and whip/ water. On a low speed, alternate between adding a third of the flour, followed by a third of the whip/water, and mix. Repeat and mix until incorporated, and stop to scrape down the bowl as needed. In a small bowl, quickly stir baking soda and apple cider vinegar together (it will fizz!) then pour this reaction into the batter. Mix until just incorporated.
- Oil the pan well and scoop batter into the hearts so each well is 2/3 full. Bake for about 15 minutes at 350′ or until a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool partially and just pop them out!
- Melt chocolate (I used bittersweet) and drizzle on the hearts.
Happy Valentine’s day, here’s to Love!