Valentine’s Day Mini Bundt Cakes

by | Payton's Pastries

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     The month of February is always so crazy for us because of a lot of different things, and I love how Valentine’s Day makes our little family stop, pause, and reflect on how much we truly are loved and how much we love each other.

It is the same thing at school and church, and it’s nice to have a little reminder of all the love in our community. I really wanted to make something for valentine’s day that kind of shared that perspective of valentine’s day. So, for the month of February, I made the cutest little red velvet mini Bundt cakes.

For Christmas, my mom got me the Dash mini Bundt cake maker. This is absolutely the cutest thing in the entire world, and I had so much fun using it.

These little mini cakes are the perfect gift to give to your closest friends and family for Valentine’s Day. The recipe tastes delicious, and the cream cheese glaze on top gives it the perfect touch! I love these adorable desserts and will thoroughly enjoy making them in the future.

I recently had a birthday, and right on time, I received some cute pink, red, and white heart sprinkles as well as red, pink, and white mini pearl dots and I knew they would be the perfect thing to top this dessert off.   

After I drizzled the glaze onto the cakes, I sprinkled those on, and they were instantly my favorite thing ever! Red velvet has a special place in my heart, and I couldn’t wait to dive into that little cake.​

This is honestly an amazing tasting recipe. I got the recipe from the little instruction guide that came with the Bundt maker, and it even had the cream cheese glaze recipe to match! 

It also had a little guide to help you figure out which glaze would go with what cake flavor the best. I thought that instruction manual was very helpful, and I will be keeping those recipes for safe-keeping!

 The cooker came with a little removal tool that you set under the cake before you bake it, but it is only helpful if you are making them in a hurry or don’t exactly care how they look. If you do want them to look pretty, then I would suggest making sure that the batter is evenly distributed throughout the Bundt maker and NOT use the removal tool. For some reason, this makes it uneven, so if you cook it on a flat surface, it will much more likely not be crooked.

Mini Bundt Cake

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

For the Cake

  • 1 cup Unbleached all-purpose flour (plus 2 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk, full or reduced fat
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp White Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Red food color
  • 6 tbsp Unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup White sugar

For the Glaze & Decor

  • 1/2 cup Cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup Confectioner's sugar
  • 3 tbsp Whole milk, room temperature
  • Spinkels and decor of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Plug in your Mini Bundt maker to preheat for 10 minutes.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoapowder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a measuring cup, whisk buttermilk, egg, vinegar, vanilla, and red food color together.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar with handheld mixer on medium util fluffy and light. Add 1/3 of dry ingredients, blend, then ½ wet ingredients. Repeat until combined.
  • Brush Bundt maker and removal tool, if using, with butter or spray with baking spray. Fill the mini Bundt maker ¾ full (1/3cup batter)
  • Bake for 12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the cake.
  • Lift out cake using the removal tool or knife if not using the removal tool. Cool cake completely before glazing.
  • Sift powdered sugar into mixing bowl and combine with cream cheese. Add the milk and stir vigorously until the glaze is smooth and creamy
  • After cakes are cooled, use spatula to pour glaze over cakes. Sprinkle on your sprinkles and serve.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and I hope you have fun making it. I strongly suggest this Dash mini Bundt maker and any other products by them because I thoroughly enjoyed my product. I hope you find lots of love this Valentine’s Day and your tasters think the same of your baking skills!

Happy baking!

 

Lots of love,

Payton

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