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Mini Purple Velvet Muffins! – Jane’s Patisserie

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Scrumptious mini pink velvet desserts 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 an additional cute little recipe that might be good for the day… you may make these for the one you love, or on your buddies and so forth! 

Purple velvet cake

Purple velvet cake is a kind of issues that’s so international in recognition 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 like each recipes fully. 

Purple velvet cake is a kind of issues that each every so often 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 basic Victoria sponge, with the clearly pink color which nowadays comes from the meals colouring.

Purple 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 based mostly, and the wrestle might be actual to simply entry an excellent high quality meals colouring in comparison with different nations on this planet. 

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

I do know it appears a bit excessive to purchase a specialist colouring, however 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 use it on your future pink velvet bakes! 

Mini desserts

As a result of I had already completed a basic spherical cake and cupcakes, I believed for valentines day this 12 months I’d do some mini pink velvet desserts. My mini Victoria sponges and mini chocolate desserts at all times go down nicely after I submit about them, so I’m certain you’ll all adore these as nicely. 

Some mini cake tins can range 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 desserts 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 prime of the mini desserts, as you must have cream cheese frosting together with your pink velvet bakes. I’ve a submit all about cream cheese frosting on my weblog as it’s notoriously tough, 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 at all times, icing sugar guys. 
  • Cream Cheese – I usually 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 traditional, however that is non-obligatory. 


For the ornament I stored 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 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 lovely piping tip, which is totally different to my basic, however I like it! I believe it suited the mini pink velvet desserts completely, and made a pleasant change. 

Suggestions 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 can also 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 easy 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 desserts comes out clear when poked with a skewer! As soon as the desserts are baked, depart to chill on a wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Make sure that your butter is at room temperature, and ensure to make use of precise butter and never a variety.

  • 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 few minute.

  • Scrape the bowl nicely, 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 easy frosting as soon as completed!

To Beautify

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

  • Break up every mini cake in half

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

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

  • Take pleasure in!

  • 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 can also 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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