Red Velvet Cakelettes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Honey and Butter red velvet cake

 

I like my desserts in small packages. Like this one. Red Velvet Cake cut into petite slices with creamy cream cheese frosting.

 

Red Velvet Cakelettes
courtesy Martha Stewart

2 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 tsp red gel food coloring
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp distilled white vinegar

Preheat oven to 350F. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, and salt. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, whisk together sugar and oil until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Mix in food color and vanilla.

Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of buttermilk, and whisking well after each. Stir together the baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl (it will foam). Add mixture to the batter, and mix on medium speed for 10 seconds.

Butter and flour a 13×9 inch cake pan, and pour the batter in it. Bake 20-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely before putting it in the freezer for 15 minutes. Cut the cake in half and fill with half of cream cheese frosting (recipe follows), using the other half of the recipe to spread on top. Decorate as desired.

 

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 package/8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 package (16 oz) powdered sugar (about 4 cups), sifted

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sugar gradually, beating until well blended after addition.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    The Cilantropist
    August 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    So cute, I love little things too! It is definitely true that good things come in small packages. 🙂 I would like a small package of red velvet cakelettes please. Pretty please?

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    Kathy Diaz (found baking)
    July 12, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I am a sucker for anything red velvet. This looks so delicious. I’m petite like you but my appetite is nowhere near petite. These “petite” cakes are gorgeous and I am sure they are not petite in flavor.

    • Reply
      Honey
      July 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm

      Hi Kathy, my appetite can be pretty non-petite too. 🙂
      So glad you like them!

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    Shirley
    July 12, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    They’re so beautiful!

    • Reply
      Honey
      July 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

      So sweet, thanks Shirley!

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    Magic of Spice
    July 12, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    So beautiful, and my very favorite cake:)

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    Sarah
    July 12, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Red velvet is by far my favorite cake! I love how yours has such a rich color. I don’t know if I’ll make it to the end of the week before giving this recipe a try, yum!

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      Honey
      July 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

      Hi Sarah! Definitely make them soon 🙂 Ours was gobbled up very quickly (by someone…ahem.)

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    sensiblecooking
    July 12, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    OMG I am printing the recipe and I am off for shopping my red velvet cakelettes ingredients.

    • Reply
      Honey
      July 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

      Hehe Go, go! 🙂

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    Kocinera
    July 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    This looks sooo delicious! I love red velvet cakes!

    • Reply
      Honey
      July 12, 2010 at 2:25 pm

      Hi Kocinera,
      Thanks for the comment, glad you like it as much as I do! 🙂

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    kate
    July 12, 2010 at 8:23 am

    They look so pretty and elegant! Congratulations on top 9!! 🙂 xoxo

    • Reply
      Honey
      July 12, 2010 at 11:26 am

      Hi Kate,
      Thanks for the comment, I had more fun eating them I think 🙂 Thanks for the congrats!

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    Destin
    July 12, 2010 at 7:54 am

    This is my favorite red velvet recipe. Gorgeous presentation!

    • Reply
      Honey
      July 12, 2010 at 11:26 am

      Thanks Destin!

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    Cakedejour
    July 12, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Your cake looks delicious, and beautiful!

    • Reply
      Honey
      July 12, 2010 at 11:26 am

      So sweet, love your blog name! 🙂

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    Chef Dennis
    July 11, 2010 at 8:04 am

    your cakes have such a rich colour!!! and that frosting looks so very very good!

    • Reply
      Honey
      July 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

      Hi Dennis, I agree- the frosting is pretty amazing! 🙂

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    judy
    July 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    oh, these cakes look amazing. i wished i could have one right now! i love red velvet =)

    • Reply
      Honey
      July 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

      Hi Judy, you and me both! 🙂

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    CC Recipe
    July 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Oh… these look just wonderful!

    • Reply
      Honey
      July 12, 2010 at 11:28 am

      Hi Camala,
      I hope you try them- they are just as yummy as they look!:)

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