Mini Pink Velvet Desserts! – Jane’s Patisserie

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Scrumptious mini pink velvet truffles with a delicious home made cream cheese frosting – good mini cake for Valentines!

Because it’s getting nearer and nearer to Valentine’s Day I figured it was time for one more cute little recipe that might be good for the day… you may make these for the one you love, or in your mates and so forth! 

Pink velvet cake

Pink velvet cake is a type of issues that’s so world in reputation that there are tonnes and tonnes of recipes on the market. I’ve my traditional pink velvet cake on my weblog, in addition to my pink velvet cupcakes and I am keen on each recipes utterly. 

Pink velvet cake is a type of issues that each from time to time individuals query what is definitely is… and I perceive why! It’s a cult bake that’s in every single place, however what does it really style of?! It’s a gentle chocolate cake sponge with a tart edge to it. 

I’d describe it to have a gentle vanilla and chocolate flavour which has a barely totally different texture and edge to it in comparison with a traditional Victoria sponge, with the clearly pink color which today comes from the meals colouring.

Pink meals colouring 

I’ll say it again and again and over on a pink velvet themed bake that the meals colouring you employ is SO VERY IMPORTANT. I’m UK based mostly, and the wrestle might be actual to simply entry an excellent high quality meals colouring in comparison with different nations on the planet. 

Nevertheless, the color does exist, however you undoubtedly can not get it from a grocery store. I exploit this further sturdy pink meals colouring, and I’ll by no means use anything. It’s referred to as further sturdy for a cause! 

I do know it appears just a little excessive to purchase a specialist colouring, but it surely’s actually not. The quantity you want from the pot is minimal, the use by date on a color lasts for years, and you should use it in your future pink velvet bakes! 

Mini truffles

As a result of I had already carried out a traditional spherical cake and cupcakes, I believed for valentines day this yr I’d do some mini pink velvet truffles. My mini Victoria sponges and mini chocolate truffles at all times go down properly once I publish about them, so I’m positive you’ll all adore these as properly. 

Some mini cake tins can fluctuate barely, so right here is the precise one I exploit only for ease of explaining. It’s a unfastened bottomed mini cake tin in order that the truffles are simple to take away as soon as they’ve been baked. You do must line every one nonetheless simply in case, so minimize out 12 mini circles. 

Cream cheese frosting 

For the frosting, I made a decision to do cream cheese within the center and on high of the mini truffles, as it’s a must to have cream cheese frosting along with your pink velvet bakes. I’ve a publish all about cream cheese frosting on my weblog as it’s notoriously difficult, however truthfully?! Mine is fairly superb. 

  • Butter – For this frosting you MUST use block butter. Margarine/spreads don’t work with cream cheese frosting as they’re too delicate. 
  • Sugar – as at all times, icing sugar guys. 
  • Cream Cheese – I usually use Philadelphia to make my cream cheese frosting, you simply want to verify no matter delicate cheese you employ is full-fat. 
  • Vanilla – I like so as to add for flavour as per ordinary, however that is non-compulsory. 


For the ornament I saved it fairly easy… a reasonably piping tip, after which some cake crumbs. That is all you ever actually need for a pink velvet cake, and utilizing crumbs is traditional. 

I trim off a tiny quantity of every mini cake to flatten them barely, but in addition to get some cake for crumbs. I then both rub them into crumbs or bliltz it rapidly to create the crumbs

I used this lovely piping tip, which is totally different to my traditional, however I am keen on it! I believe it suited the mini pink velvet truffles completely, and made a pleasant change. 

Ideas and tips 

  • I used this piping tip
  • I used this pink meals colouring
  • I used this mini cake tin
  • These will final for 3 days within the fridge, or can freeze for 3+ months 
  • You may make your individual buttermilk by getting 175ml full fats milk and including 1.5tsp of lemon juice to it, and letting it sit for five minutes earlier than utilizing. 


  • 75 g unsalted butter
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp pink meals colouring (see notes)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 15 g cocoa powder
  • 125 ml buttermilk
  • 175 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 200 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 400 g full-fat cream cheese (I exploit Philadelphia)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc/160ºfan and prep a 12 gap mini cake tin!

  • Beat collectively the butter and sugar in a bowl till clean and creamy

  • Add within the eggs, vanilla, and pink meals colouring and beat once more

  • Combine within the cocoa powder

  • Add the flour, buttermilk, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and white wine vinegar and beat once more

  • Break up between the 12 holes of the mini cake tin

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or till the center of the truffles comes out clear when poked with a skewer! As soon as the truffles are baked, go away to chill on a wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Be certain your butter is at room temperature, and ensure to make use of precise butter and never a diffusion.

  • Beat your butter and icing sugar collectively till gentle and fluffy – such as you would a standard buttercream. I beat them collectively for about 5 minutes.

  • Add in your full-fat cream cheese (that has been drained if wanted), and beat for a couple of minute.

  • Scrape the bowl properly, and add within the vanilla. Beat once more for one more minute.

  • Scrape the bowl once more lastly, and beat once more if wanted. It must be a thick and clean frosting as soon as completed!

To Adorn

  • If you wish to use some cake crumbs to brighten, stage off any peaked truffles,

  • Break up every mini cake in half

  • Utilizing your piping bag and piping tip, pipe your cream cheese frosting onto the backside layer of truffles, sandwich, and pipe on the highest as properly.

  • As soon as piped on, sprinkle over the cake crumbs!

  • Get pleasure from!

  • I used this piping tip
  • I used this pink meals colouring
  • I used this mini cake tin
  • These will final for 3 days within the fridge, or can freeze for 3+ months 
  • You may make your individual buttermilk by getting 175ml full fats milk and including 1.5tsp of lemon juice to it, and letting it sit for five minutes earlier than utilizing


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