Red Velvet Lava Cakes

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Red Velvet Lava Cakes

Yield:  4 cakes

INGREDIENTS:

8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter

4 ounces white chocolate

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 large eggs

2 large egg yolks

1 tbsp red liquid food coloring

2 tbsp natural unsweetened cocoa powder

6 tbsp all-purpose flour

confectioner’s sugar, for dusting

melted dark or semi-sweet chocolate, to decorate (optional)

raspberries or sliced strawberries, for serving

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Set a rack in the center position and preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray 4 6-ounce ramekins with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Melt the butter and white chocolate in the top of a double boiler, stirring until smooth. When completely melted, stir in the confectioners’ sugar. (I melted my white chocolate and butter in the microwave in bursts of 15 seconds.)
  3. Lightly whisk the eggs and egg yolks in a large bowl. Stir in the red food coloring and melted chocolate mixture.
  4. Whisk the cocoa and flour in a  small bowl to combine. Add to the batter and stir until just combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the ramekins. Place the ramekins on a  baking sheet and bake until the sides of the cake are set but the centers are still soft , 14 to 15 minutes. Let the cakes rest for 2 minutes, then invert them onto dessert plates.
  6. Serve the cakes immediately, dusted with confectioners’s sugar and with berries on the side. (I dusted mine with the sugar, then drizzled with melted dark chocolate, and served with fresh raspberries.)

source: spachethespatula

 

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Red Velvet Cupcakes (with cream cheese surprise inside)

Yield:  2 dozens

INGREDIENTS:

1 box red velvet cake mix (prepared as package directs, except substitute milk for water)

1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese (room temperature

⅓ c. sugar

1 egg

1 dash salt

1 c. mini chocolate chips

Cream cheese frosting (optional)

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DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and salt. Beat again. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate while making cake mix.
  3. Prepare cake mix as directed on package except substitute milk for water.
  4. Line cupcake pan with liners. This recipe makes about 30 cupcakes.
  5. Fill cupcake liners ½-2/3 full with red velvet cake mix.
  6. Add 1 T. cream cheese filling on top of cake mix.
  7. Bake as package directs for cupcakes. I baked mine 22 minutes.
  8. Let cool in cupcake pan for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
  9. If desired, frost with cream cheese frosting.
  10. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

 

source:  littledairyontheprairie

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

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Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Yield: 12 pcs

INGREDIENTS:

For the crust:
10 Oreo cookies
2 tablespoons butter, melted

For the cheesecake:
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon sour cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 teaspoons red food coloring
1 large egg, room temperature

For the topping:
1/2 cup heavy cream, cold
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a mini cheesecake pan.

To the bowl of a food processor, add Oreo cookies and pulse into fine crumbs. Transfer crumbs to a small bowl and pour in melted butter. Use a fork to mix in melted butter until all crumbs are evenly moistened.

Scoop a heaping tablespoon of crumbs into each cavity of the cheesecake pan. Use the bottom of a shot glass or any flat bottomed object to press down and compact the crumbs into an even layer.

Bake for 5 minutes. Then, remove from the oven and reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

In a medium-sized bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together cream cheese, sour cream, and granulated sugar until well-blended and smooth. Add cocoa powder and vanilla, and beat until incorporated. Beat in red food coloring. Lastly, beat in egg just until combined.

Bake cheesecakes for 13-15 minutes, or until tops are set. Turn off the oven, and leave the cheesecakes in there for 5 minutes with the oven door open.

Then, remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature, before transferring to a refrigerator to chill overnight.

In a small bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Remove mini cheesecakes from pan and decorate with whipped cream as desired before serving.

source:  culinarycouture

Red Velvet Cake Roll

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Red Velvet Cake Roll

Yield: 10-12 servings

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup cake flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 oz red food coloring
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

For the cream cheese filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
2-3 cups confectioners powdered sugar
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 10×15 inch jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray, line with wax paper, then generously spray again. On a flat surface, lay down a thin, clean kitchen towel and sprinkle with powdered sugar; set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, sift together cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat eggs on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until frothy and pale yellow in color. Add sugar and oil beat until well- combined. Beat in buttermilk, vinegar, red food coloring, and vanilla.

Reduce hand mixer speed to low and slowly beat in dry ingredients until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly to the edges. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched in the center.

Upon removal from the oven, immediately run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake. Swiftly invert the cake onto the kitchen towel that has been sprinkled with powdered sugar. Gently peel off the wax paper and discard. Then, starting at the short end, slowly roll up the cake and the towel together. Set aside on a wire rack to cool.

In the meantime, prepare the cream cheese filling. In a medium sized bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth and well-combined. Beat in powdered sugar until well incorporated.

Once cake roll is completely cooled, carefully unroll. Evenly spread cream cheese filling over the surface of the roll. Then, roll the cake up again, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

 

source:  culinarycouture

Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

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Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Yields:  22-24 pcs
Prep time: 30 mins
Chilling Time: 1.5 hrs
Baking temp: 350 degrees fahrenheit
Baking time: 8 mins per batch

INGREDIENTS:

Red Velvet Cookie Layer

1 and 1/2 cups + 1 Tablespoon (198g) all-purpose flour (measured correctly)

1/4 cup (32g) unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature.

3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar

1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar

1 egg, at room temperature1

1 Tablespoon (15ml) milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon red food coloring (liquid or gel)

Cheesecake Layer

12 ounces (336g) full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature

2 Tablespoons (30g) yogurt2

1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup (90g) mini or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two 12-count muffin pans with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. Make the red velvet cookie layer: toss the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed until creamy, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and the bottom of the bowl as needed. Switch the mixer to medium speed and beat in the brown sugar and granulated sugar until combined. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla extract, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Once mixed, add the food coloring and beat until combined. Turn the mixer off and pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Turn the mixer on low and slowly beat until a very soft dough is formed. Beat in more food coloring if you’d like the dough to be redder. The dough will be sticky.
  4. Press 1 scant Tablespoon of cookie dough into the bottom of each cupcake liner. I say “scant” because otherwise you won’t have enough to make 22-24 mini cheesecakes. Bake each batch for 8 minutes to pre-bake the crust before layering the cheesecake on top.
  5. Make the cheesecake layer: using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium-high until completely smooth. Add the yogurt and sugar, beating on high until combined. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on medium until combined. Try not to overbeat, which will cause cheesecake cracks. Gently fold in the chocolate chips. Dollop 1 Tablespoon of cheesecake batter on top of the pre-baked cookie, spreading it to make sure it completely covers the cookie.
  6. Return the mini cheesecakes to the oven and continue to bake for about 20 more minutes, making sure the tops of the cheesecake does not get too brown. The cups are done in the oven when the cheesecake topping no longer jiggles when you shake the pan. Cover the cups with aluminum foil if the tops are getting too brown too soon. Allow to cool for 30 minutes on the counter, then in the refrigerator to set for another 1.5 hours.
  7. Cookie cups stay fresh covered at room temperature for 12-24 hours, and then must be refrigerated after that for up to 3 more days.
  8. Make ahead tip: Cheesecakes can be frozen up to 2 months– thaw overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.

source: sallysbakingaddiction

Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

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Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 8″ x 8″

INGREDIENTS:

For the cookie base
One 16.5oz box red velvet cake mix
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cheesecake filling
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
One 8oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly spray an 8×8 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together cake mix, oil, milk, egg, and vanilla extract until well-combined and a soft dough forms.

Scrape most of the dough out of the bowl and onto the bottom of prepared baking dish. Evenly spread it out and pat it down to form a smooth, uniform layer.

Melt white chocolate chips over a double boiler, or in a microwave. Once they are completely melted and smooth, set aside to cool while you prepare the cheesecake filling.

In a medium sized bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together cream cheese and sugar until smooth and well-blended. Add egg and vanilla and beat on low speed just until incorporated. Add flour and beat for an additional 20 seconds. Then, gradually beat in melted white chocolate.

Evenly spread cheesecake filling over the red velvet cookie dough.

Roll out the remaining cookie dough, cut into shapes, and gently place over cheesecake filling. (Alternatively, you can bake the cookie dough separately into cookies and leave the top of the cheesecake bare.)

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until edges are set and the center jiggles slightly. Transfer to a wire rack to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting and serving.

Note: If you prefer a larger cheesecake to cookie ratio, bake in a 13x9inch pan, only doubling the cheesecake recipe.

 

source:  culinarycouture

Red Velvet Cheesecake

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Red Velvet Cheesecake

 Yields:  9″

INGREDIENTS:

Crust

2 cups Oreo crumbs (about 20 Oreos)

4 tbsp butter, melted

Cheesecake filling

24 oz cream cheese, room temperature (three 8 oz packages)

1 cup sugar

3 tbsp cocoa

4 eggs, room temperature

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup buttermilk

2 tsp vinegar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 ounces red food color

Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup whipped cream cheese icing

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DIRECTIONS:

Crust

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine crust ingredients and mix well.
  3. Press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper in the bottom.
  4. Bake crust for 10 minutes then remove.
  5. Cover the outsides of the pan with aluminum foil so that water from the water bath cannot get in, and set aside.

Cheesecake filling

  1. Reduce oven to 300 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese, sugar and cocoa with an electric mixer until combined (Use low speed to keep less air from getting into the batter, which can cause cracks). Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating slowly and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  4. Add the sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla extract and red food color. Beat on low speed until well combined.
  5. Pour the filling into the pan.
  6. Drop the cheesecake on the counter a few times to release air bubbles that can cause cracks.
  7. Place springform pan inside another pan. Fill outside pan with enough warm water to go about halfway up the sides of the springform pan. The water should not go above the top edge of the aluminum foil on the springform pan.
  8. Bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  9. Turn off heat and leave cheesecake in oven with door closed for 30 minutes.
  10. Crack oven door and leave the cheesecake in the oven for another 20 minutes or until set.
  11. Remove cheesecake from oven and chill.

Whipped Cream

  1. Freeze metal bowl and whisk for 15-20 minutes to get them good and cold.
  2. Remove bowl from freezer and add whipping cream.
  3. Whip until cream starts to thicken, then add powdered sugar.
  4. Continue whipping until stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cream cheese icing.
  6. Spread or pipe whipped cream on top of cheesecake. Keep cheesecake refrigerated until ready to serve.

source :  lifeloveandsugar

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

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Red Velvet  Cheesecake Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

For the cookies:
1 box red velvet cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)

For the cheesecake filling:
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature (I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and only took it out 10 minutes beforehand)
2 cups powdered sugar
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)

For the white chocolate drizzle:
1 and 1/2 cups white chocolate chips, melted (If you don’t have white chocolate chips, or if you have an issue with melting them, you can simply drizzle some melted vanilla frosting, it’s just as delicious)

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Directions:

For the cookies:
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and flour. Whisk together until clumps disappear. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cake mix with the flour, eggs, oil and vanilla and mix until smooth. The dough will be oily. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours.

For the cheesecake filling:
Using a hand mixer, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Using a teaspoon, scoop out balls of cheesecake filling and place on a plate. Continue scooping out cheesecake filling into teaspoon balls until you have 10. Place plate in the freezer and freeze for at least two hours. (I started off making teaspoon balls and realized halfway that I was going to have a lot of filling left over, so I made my balls bigger. If you do this, make sure to use enough dough to completely cover the balls of filling so it doesn’t leak out. You can also just make more than 10 teaspoon balls, and consequently, make smaller cookies to use up all of the balls.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray, or line it with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

To assemble the cookies, take about 1/4 cup of red velvet cookie dough and flatten in your hands. Place a ball of cheesecake filling in the center and wrap the cookie dough around the filling. (If the dough starts to crack when you’re wrapping it around the filling, don’t freak out. If you just sort of cup the dough between both your palms, it will pull it back together). Gently roll into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet. Only bake 3 cookies at a time because the cookies are very large and will spread.

Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes or until they begin to crackle. Let them cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl or over a double-boiler. Drizzle the white chocolate over the cooled cookies. Let the cookies set until the chocolate hardens. Serve and enjoy!

source:  culinarycouture

Red Velvet Cake

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Red Velvet Cake

Yield:  2 dozens

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup vegetable shortening

1 ½ cups sugar

2 eggs, room temperature

2 ounces red food coloring

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

1 scant teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

Frosting:

Use cream cheese frostings (see recipe here) OR use heritage frosting

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare three (8-inch) cake pans with nonstick baking spray or by thoroughly greasing and flouring. Set aside.
  2. Cream together vegetable shortening, sugar and eggs. Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa powder and add to the mixture. Add salt and flour with buttermilk and vanilla. Alternately add soda and vinegar; just blend, don’t beat hard.
  3. Evenly distribute into cake pans and bake 25-30 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool cake thoroughly before frosting.

source:  addapinch

 

Cherry Cordial Chocolate Cupcakes

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Cherry Cordial Chocolate Cupcakes

Yield: 12 pcs

INGREDIENTS:

Cupcake

3 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (semi-sweet works too for milder flavor, I’ve tested both)

1/3 cup (29g) unsweetend cocoa powder (regular or Dutch-processed, I use regular)

3/4 cup hot water

3/4 cup (116g) bread flour

3/4 cup (155g) granulated sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil

2 large eggs

2 tsp white vinegar

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup heavy cream

Frosting

1/2 cup butter, softened

1- 2 pinches of salt, to taste

3 cups (330g) powdered sugar

2 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice, then more if needed

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Red food coloring, optional

1/2 of the maraschino cherries from 1 (10 oz) jar, chopped and wrapped in paper towels to dry slightly

24 maraschino cherries, plus more for topping

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the chopped chocolate and cocoa powder in a medium bowl, then pour hot water over chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth. Transfer bowl to refrigerator and chill 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through chilling, until cooled (or 10 in freezer stirring once).
  • Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, salt and baking soda. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together canola oil, eggs, vinegar and vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture into oil mixture and stir until well combined, then add flour mixture and whisk until smooth.
  • Divide batter evenly among 12 paper lined muffin cups (about 1/4 cup in each). Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 17 – 19 minutes. Allow cupcakes to cool in baking tin several minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely.
  • For the ganache:
  • Add chocolate chips to a bowl. Heat cream to nearly a boil (either in microwave or on stove top) then pour over chocolate chips. Stir until melted and smooth. Let cool until thickened, either in refrigerator or or at room temperature (you just don’t want it to be runny but still pipe-able).
  • For the frosting:
  • While ganache is cooling, in the bowl of an electric stand mixer whip butter and salt until pale and fluffy. Mix in 1 cup of the powdered sugar then stir in maraschino cherry juice, vanilla and desired amount of red food coloring if using. Mix in remaining powdered sugar and whip until pale and fluffy. Using a rubber or silicone spatula, fold in chopped maraschino cherries.
  • To assemble cupcakes:
  • Place two maraschino cherries (no stems) over tops of cupcakes. Dollop desired amount of frosting over cherries (I wouldn’t recommend using a lot, this is a sweet frosting and a little goes a long way) then spread frosting around cherries. Transfer chocolate ganache to a small resealable bag, seal bag and cut a tip from one corner. Drizzle over cupcakes and top each cupcake with 1 cherry. Let cupcakes rest 1 hour (I felt this was best as it not only lets the ganache set but it seemed to lightly tone down the sweetness of the frosting as the flavors melded).

source:  cookingclassy