Mini Red Velvet Cakes
Classic red velvet cake takes on a new twist as a mini dessert in our Mini Red Velvet Cakes recipe with a scattering of fresh raspberries. We love pairing red velvet cake with tangy, not-overly-sweet cream cheese icing, but this recipe takes it up a level with mascarpone cheese instead of cream cheese. Mascarpone cheese is key to achieving the slightly savory frosting flavor, cutting the sweetness of the cakes. If you're used to complementing red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, just wait until you try this version of the classic recipe. These cakes are designed to be minis, which makes them the ideal treat for tea parties or ladies' luncheons. Slice the cakes horizontally and pipe the frosting sandwich-style for a cupcake that's easy to eat and unique in presentation. These personal desserts are oh-so-cute and, best of all, you don't have to share. Garnish with fresh fruit and mint leaves for a pop of seasonal brightness.