February is the month of love, valentine’s day, red and pink, hearts, etc. We had so much fun this month celebrating love and creating beautiful gifts and now to say goodbye to February, we want to leave you with this romantic sweet recipe!
This month in collaboration with Delhaize, we wanted to create something creative and lovely, so we decided to do some heart shape pink velvet cake bites. Why pink and not red? Well, pink its more sweet and girly, plus to be able to get red velvet colour its very difficult as too much red colourant is needed, so we decided to make things simple and do pink velvet instead.
You can serve this small cake bites at your favourite parties, as the concept is similar to the pop cakes, but no stick is added. Also you can decide to do any shape you want, with the help of cookie cutters. So check the recipe below:
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- red food colorant
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup milk
- 2 1/2 cups flour – here we used Delhaize’s new Patisserie flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 500 grams of cream cheese
- White chocolate
- Cookie cutters
- Pipping bag
1. In a bowl mix the butter and sugar. Once mixed add the eggs. Then add the cocoa and red food colorant. Continue by adding the salt, vanilla, milk together. Add the flour little by little until it is well incorporated. mixing just until incorporated. Finally add the baking powder and vinegar.
2. Pour the mix into a greased pan. Bake in preheated oven at 180° for about 30 minutes and let the cake cook for a few minutes.
3. Once the cake is cool, place the cake into pieces in a bowl and crumble it up with your hands.
4. Add a a few tablespoons of cream cheese into the bowl and start mixing with the hands. Continue adding cream cheese until the crumbles hold together and you can roll a ball.
5. Now start doing balls of around 5 – 7cm and smash them up a bit as seen on the picture below.
6. With the cookie cutter on the chosen shape, cut out the desired shape and reuse the exceeding mass to roll up more balls.
7. Melt the white chocolate on the microwave or the stove at bain marie. Then dip each heart into the melted chocolate.
8. Place the dipped hearts into a baking sheet or wax paper and let them dry for a few minutes.
9. Take a bit of white melted chocolate and add a few drops of food colourant, then place it into a pipping bag and start decorating your cake bites.
10. Let the cake bites dry and once dried serve them to your guests!