Heart-shaped Red Velvet Baby Cakes with Pink Cream Cheese Frosting

by Laura on February 13, 2011

My Sweet Boy’s sweet girlfriend Taylor is over tonight again to bake. We picked out a recipe for red velvet cake and decided to bake it into little baby cakes decorated with cream cheese frosting tinted pink. Our first batch erupted like so many little red cocoa volcanoes, and it looks like an ode to all sentiments anti-Valentine’s Day sitting on the stove right now, pockmarked and sunken and Vesuvial. We had a good laugh when we pulled them from the oven. When you’re improvising an adaptation, these things happen sometimes. Our second batch came out perfectly. (Now, that’s more like it!) We couldn’t bring ourselves to put a third of a cup of red dye into the batter, so our red velvet is decidedly more cocoa in hue, but if the color is paramount to you, go all in. It’s Valentine’s Day after all!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kris Jacobson February 14, 2011 at 10:08 am

How beautiful!

2 Sophia February 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Adorable!! What a nice Valentines treat!

3 Mia Summer Rose March 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Am so thrilled to find ur blog!
there is enough pink and hearts here to keep me in love…totally!
I love pink and hearts , specially if they are together!
How v sweet of all of u to bake these beautiful delights together!

4 Laura March 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Thank you! I loved the pink, too.

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