To make this fabulous Red Velvet Push Pop Cakes for your Valentine’s you will need five parts. Red velvet cake, jelly and Strawberry cream, some push pop cake moulds and sprinkles. They are a bit time consuming to make but they are such fun and great as a Valentine’s treat.
I found these fabulous push pop cake kits in Dealz ( or Poundworld for you UK followers ) for €1.50 for two. They were great value and I couldn’t wait to try them. For those overseas readers, they are available here
To make Red Velvet Push Pop Cakes
Step One – making a basic red velvet cake
- 300g caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 20g cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp red food colouring (I found that 10 drops of Dr Oetker Gel Food Colouring in Bright Red worked well)
- 240ml buttermilk
- 300g plain flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 3 tsp white wine vinegar
THE HOW TO BIT
- Pre-heat your oven at 180°C /350°F
- Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, and then gradually incorporate the eggs.
- Separately, combine the cocoa, red food colouring and vanilla (either paste or extract) to form a paste, and combine with the egg mixture.
- Gradually add the buttermilk and flour, adding a little of each at a time until fully combined.
- Add the salt, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar and ensure all ingredients are well mixed.
- Pour into baking tray and cook for 25 minutes
Step two make up a strawberry jelly layer on a baking tray
Make up a strawberry jelly, making it slightly thick by using less water than recommended, pour into a tray and let set in the fridge
Step 3 -Make up Strawberry cream
- 1 carton whipping cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons food processed strawberries take some fresh strawberries, wash them, remove the stems, and throw them in the food processor until they become a thick, seedy liquid
How to bit
Whip cream until it thickens
- Mix in sugar.
- Mix in strawberries until just combined.
Step 4 – Then you make your Red Velvet pop cakes
Cut circles out of the cake base – my pop cases came with a cutter, chop up the jelly into small chunks and layer into the moulds with layers of cake, jelly and cream. Top with more cream and sprinkles
Store in the fridge until serving
They are messy to eat but fun and taste great – ideal for a fun Valentine’s date
If you enjoyed this recipe try these other desserts perfect for Valentine’s
- 3 Sweet Treats for your Valentine
- Homemade Strawberry Ice-cream and Strawberry Fritters
- Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
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