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Mini Pink Velvet Truffles! – Jane’s Patisserie

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Scrumptious mini pink velvet muffins with a delicious selfmade 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 an additional cute little recipe that may be good for the day… you can also make these for the one you love, or in your mates and so forth! 

Pink velvet cake

Pink velvet cake is a kind of issues that’s so international in reputation that there are tonnes and tonnes of recipes on the market. I’ve my basic 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 kind of issues that each on occasion folks query what is definitely is… and I perceive why! It’s a cult bake that’s all over the place, however what does it really style of?! It’s a light chocolate cake sponge with a tart edge to it. 

I might describe it to have a light vanilla and chocolate flavour which has a barely totally different texture and edge to it in comparison with a basic Victoria sponge, with the clearly pink color which as of late comes from the meals colouring.

Pink meals colouring 

I’ll say it time and again and over on a pink velvet themed bake that the meals colouring you employ is SO VERY IMPORTANT. I’m UK primarily based, and the battle will be actual to simply entry an excellent high quality meals colouring in comparison with different international locations on this planet. 

Nevertheless, the color does exist, however you positively can’t get it from a grocery store. I exploit this additional robust pink meals colouring, and I’ll by no means use the rest. It’s known as additional robust for a cause! 

I do know it appears a bit of excessive to purchase a specialist colouring, nevertheless it’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 utilize it in your future pink velvet bakes! 

Mini muffins

As a result of I had already performed a basic spherical cake and cupcakes, I believed for valentines day this 12 months I might do some mini pink velvet muffins. My mini Victoria sponges and mini chocolate muffins all the time go down properly once I submit 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 muffins are simple to take away as soon as they’ve been baked. You do must line each nonetheless simply in case, so reduce 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 muffins, as it’s a must to have cream cheese frosting along with your pink velvet bakes. I’ve a submit all about cream cheese frosting on my weblog as it’s notoriously difficult, however truthfully?! Mine is fairly wonderful. 

  • Butter – For this frosting you MUST use block butter. Margarine/spreads don’t work with cream cheese frosting as they’re too gentle. 
  • Sugar – as all the time, icing sugar guys. 
  • Cream Cheese – I typically use Philadelphia to make my cream cheese frosting, you simply want to ensure no matter gentle cheese you employ is full-fat. 
  • Vanilla – I like so as to add for flavour as per common, however that is elective. 


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

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

I used this stunning piping tip, which is totally different to my basic, however I am keen on it! I feel it suited the mini pink velvet muffins completely, and made a pleasant change. 

Ideas and methods 

  • 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

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

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or till the center of the muffins comes out clear when poked with a skewer! As soon as the muffins 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 an expansion.

  • Beat your butter and icing sugar collectively till mild 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 few minute.

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

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

To Embellish

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

  • Cut up every mini cake in half

  • Utilizing your piping bag and piping tip, pipe your cream cheese frosting onto the backside layer of muffins, 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


Discover my different recipes on my Recipes Web page!

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