Monday, February 16, 2015

Red Velvet Cake Balls

So it was Valentine's Day weekend, a perfect excuse to bake. Nothing says Valentine's Day more than Red Velvet and bite sized goodies to share with the people you love. To me baking is all about love, passion, and sharing that love and passion with others. That is also what Valentine's Day is all about. I wanted to make something that I could share with lots of people and cake balls are the perfect thing because they are delicious and they make a lot. Next Valentine's Day, look no further than these to impress your special Valentine.
Red Velvet Cake Balls:
Red Velvet Cake: You need to make the cake first. 
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 tsp of baking soda 
1 tsp of salt
1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
1 cup of buttermilk
2 eggs
2 tbs of red food coloring
1 tsp of white distilled vinegar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
First, preheat your oven to 350 and spray a cake pan.
Then, mix together in a bowl, the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and the cocoa powder.
In your mixer, mix together the vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs, red food coloring, white vinegar, and the vanilla extract. 
Then, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
Then, pour it into your cake pan. 
Then, bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
Let the cake cool for a bit and then crumble it into pieces in a large bowl. 
Next, make the cream cheese icing. 
Cream Cheese Icing:
8 oz of cream cheese
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
First, mix together the cream cheese and butter until well combined and creamy. 
Then, mix in the powdered sugar and the vanilla until well combined. 

Then, mix 3/4 of the icing into the red velvet cake crumbs.
Then, form the mixture into ball shapes and place them on a cookie sheet and let them refrigerate for a couple hours until they harden a little.
Then, melt white chocolate or vanilla candy. I use the microwaveable kind. Then, using two forks dip the red velvet cake balls into the chocolate.

Then, refrigerate them and enjoy! 

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