Mini Red Velvet Bundt Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
These mini red velvet bundt cakes are moist, decadent, and tangy with traditional cream cheese frosting! Perfect for your Valentine’s Day.
You guys, I feel like a very accomplished food blogger today. I am posting Valentine’s day recipe a whole month in advance of the actual day!!! Woot woot!! I didn’t even start my Christmas baking that early. But I am very excited about all the cuteness that revolves around Valentine’s day and the new mini bundt pans I got for Christmas, that I couldn’t wait to start with these mini red velvet bundt cakes with cream cheese frosting. And of course, this gives you time to think about what you would like to make for your Valentine! I have a few more ideas coming up!
Red velvet cake and I have a special bond. In fact this particular red velvet cake recipe. It was the first recipe I EVER baked in a lame attempt to be romantic (so not) a month after the boy gave me the big diamond ring. I can’t say it landed me the man but it sure guaranteed he wasn’t going anywhere 🙂
These mini red velvet bundt cakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day! I started with my FAVORITE red velvet cake recipe, baked in mini bundt cake pans (Thanks Laura!) and topped them with a traditional cream cheese frosting!
The red velvet cake is soft, fluffy, and not too sweet. Just right! And the cake is nicely complemented with the sweet tangy cream cheese frosting. Absolute perfection if I can say so myself!!
The mini bundt sizes are so cute and will be perfect for individual servings on Valentine’s day. Or you can be all romantic and share your mini cake with your Valentine. You know like two cutie pies eating with one fork (so not happening in my hood…enjoy your cake on your OWN plate dear!).
Below I will walk you through how to make these mini bundt cakes with some pictures. Hope it is helpful!!
Gather your ingredients! Always good to start off by measuring everything you need so you can focus on the steps of the recipe.
Sift the dry ingredients together.
Then cream the butter and sugar together. Add in eggs. Then flour and buttermilk alternating.
For the red coloring, mix the cocoa powder with the food coloring.
This thick paste once added into your batter, gives you that gorgeous red color we all love.
Divide your batter into the prepared pans.
Bake to perfection!!
While the bundlettes cool, make your frosting. It is your classic tangy cream cheese icing.
Top each bundt with as much icing as you desire!! No one is judging 🙂
The same goes with the sprinkles. Add as much as you like.
There you have it! I hope you enjoy these mini red velvet bundt cakes.
Mini Red Velvet Bundt Cakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
My favorite Red Velvet cake is moist, decadent and tangy with traditional cream cheese frosting! Dressed up in mini bundts and sprinkles, these are perfect for any Valentine’s Day celebration!
For Red Velvet Cake:
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons liquid red food coloring
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons milk (or more for drizzling consistency)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour (or use baking spray) 6 mini bundt pans.
- In a medium bowl, sift flour and salt together, set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the egg and mix well. Alternate the flour mixture with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix in the vanilla extract.
- In a small bowl, mix the red food coloring and cocoa powder until a paste forms. Add this to the batter and mix well. In another small bowl, mix together the baking soda and cider vinegar. It will foam. Add to the batter immediately and mix until well combined in batter.
- Divide the batter evenly into the prepared pans. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when touched. Let cool for 5-10 minutes in pan and then turn out on wire racks and cool completely.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Add the sugar and milk. Mix on low speed for a minute and then increase to medium-high speed to beat until well combined. If the frosting is too thick, add milk to loosen to drizzle consistency.
- Drizzle the frosting over the cakes. Decorate with sprinkles and hearts.
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You must have read my mind! I was just thinking about baking red velvet cakes in my mini bundt pans. So festive!
Lol! I’m creepy like that 🙂
Can this get ANY CUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think NOT! *-* ^_^. These mini bundt cakes look so Valentine-y and those cute little sprinkles and the way the cream cheese is dripping over the bundt and that little anecdote that perfectly complements the cake!!! Ahhhhh!!!!! <3 <3 <3 I'm loving just EVERYTHING about this cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yummmmm!
Awww thanks dear!!
You know, I’ve been in search for a good red velvet recipe for months. I’ve actually only made it once, but my cake fell apart when I was assembling it so I ended up scrapping it and making cake balls. These cakes are so adorable and look so delicious, Zainab! Photos look stunning too! Pinning this immediately because I know I’m going to need this recipe in the future.
As for Valentine’s Day, me and my friends like to go out and get dinner and revel in our eternal loneliness. LOL 🙂
Graham this is the recipe! It’s so delicious and you need to try it. I usually double it and bake in two 9-inch pans and it’s perfect. BTW, that’s why I am not a fan of the holiday itself. Just makes people feel lonely when the other 364 days you don’t. Silly! I do a girlfriend dinner party always for valentine’s and it’s always fun!!
Haha way to be on the ball! I keep thinking that I need to work on a Vday post or two soon but putting it off. I’ll end up doing it a week before like always.
I feel that way for every holiday! Gladly January is boring month anyway so I’m looking ahead haha
Oh my goodness, these photos are absolutely stunning! The red contrasting the white – wow, my eyes are still taking it all in. These mini cakes are so cute and definitely festive. You go girl, I haven’t even brought out the red food coloring (and I really like that stuff;) If I got these on Valentine’s Day, I wouldn’t even need a date. Love love love these! Pinned!
Thank you so much Mary Frances!! I was struggling to be honest on the day these photos were taken but I’m glad they came out well!!
These little bundt cakes are so adorable! I absolutely love anything red velvet; it’s definitely my favorite cake flavor! I have no idea what my Valentine’s plans are yet, but I would totally make these all for myself. No sharing. 🙂
Thanks Beth! Red velvet is so delicious and I am on a mission to make it more :). And yeah..no sharing!!
These are perfect for Valentine’s day! I have thsi bundt pan so I’m super excited to try this recipe. 🙂
My hubby and I will either go out to dinner or stay in and cook something special…depends on our mood. Can’t believe it’s right around the corner.
Thanks Tina!! It’s coming soon…since the weeks seem to be flying by fast in this new year.
High five for getting ahead! I always love a good bundt cake, and mini are the best! What a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
hahha thanks Kelli!! I’m almost never on that getting ahead bandwagon
‘Tis the season for red velvet, which makes me so happy! Your cakes are SO darling and almost too cute to eat…but I’d have no problem doing it. 🙂 This is one perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Zainab, now all I need is that mini bundt pan I’ve been dying for for so long! These cakes are incredible!
Thanks Marcie!! Oh they are not too cute for eating..I devoured the last one last night and it was still so good after almost a week in the fridge 😉
I LOVE red velvet anything! These are just gorgeous! I need to get me one of those mini bundt pans. Too cute!
Thanks Nancy! And yes you do need to grab one…imagine all the possibilities 🙂
I can’t resist anything red velvet!!
ooooh!!! I was thinking about having a VDay party, and these would be so perfect!!
Yes they will be!! I’m making them for a Vday party with my girlfriends 🙂
How long should they bake if you don’t have a bundt cake tin and you are making them the same size?
Hi Luna, unfortunately, I have not tested the baking times in different tins. However, I will estimate about 12-15 minutes in a cupcake tin and longer if you are using a larger round cake pan. You will just have to play around with the timing and check the cake as it progresses.