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A red velvet cupcake. It’s irresistibly smooth, and has a beautiful romantic color. This makes it the perfect cupcake to be serving at Valentine’s day.
Turn this delicious cupcake into an extra special treat by serving it in a beautifully styled glass.
Yes, this is a ‘thing’ and it is amazing.
There is one thing that I am rather partial too and that is cake. I just LOVE my cake. Big cakes, little cakes, even kids bite sized cakes. I am a cake freak!
My favorite cake has to be a rich chocolate cake, but on occasions when I am happy to deviate from the chocolate (slightly), a red velvet cake is a pretty good second choice.
If you have never tried a red velvet cupcake in the past then you are seriously missing out.
I would encourage you to try it as soon as you can.
Need something to wet the taste buds?
Well, a red velvet cupcake is traditionally a maroon colored cake.
It’s very similar to a chocolate cake, but the richness of the cocoa is toned down. This makes it a great choice for someone who can’t handle intense chocolate.
One essential component however is the dreamy cream cheese frosting that covers the cake. Even just the sound of it is pretty divine!
The maroon color makes it look beautiful and leads itself to be the perfect choice of cupcake to be served at Valentine’s day.
There is something about it that screams romance!
Turn The Ordinary Cupcake Into Something Extraordinary
Whilst a red velvet cupcake alone is enough to make the taste buds do a little dance, there is always a way that things can be improved. Or maybe just changed from the norm.
This Valentine’s, why not step out of your comfort zone a little and try the cupcake in a glass.
No I’m not going crazy.
A cupcake in a glass may sound a little strange, but you will see for yourself just how easy this is to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary!
If you are a new reader to Smart Party Planning, there is something we should probably clear up right now.
I am not someone that likes to spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing extravagant treats.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to eat them, but I don’t have the patience or the skill to prepare them. Having said that, I I also don’t want to miss out.
It is however nice to be able to create something a little bit different to the norm.
So, if I say that this red velvet cupcake in a glass is easy to make, then you can trust me that it really is!
6 Steps To A Stunning Red Velvet Cupcake
Are you ready to turn your red velvet cupcake into something extra special?
In six simple steps you will have this in the bag for Valentine’s!
Step 1: Really this is self explanatory, but firstly you need to make the red velvet cupcakes. I made these from a packet mix (no shame there) and they were absolutely delicious.
If you are short of time, or just not confident with mixing and weighing ingredients, then a good brand packet mix will do the trick nicely.
If however you would prefer a home made recipe then try out this easy recipe by Taste.
Once the cupcakes are made, you can follow the next steps to turn them into your dream dessert.
Step 2: Once all the cupcakes are cool, slice them into 3 horizontal pieces.
Put them aside to prepare the cream cheese frosting.
Step 3: Depending on the size of your glass, you may wish to make larger dessert and use two cupcakes in the glass.
Step 4: Place a slice of the red velvet cupcake in the bottom of the glass. On top of the cupcake slice you can now add a lawyer of delicious moist cream cheese frosting.
Tip: To place the frosting into the glass neatly, I recommend to use a piping bag.
If you use a spoon and try to smooth it down, you will generally find it going all around the glass, which is just extra to clean up and will take far more time.
Step 5: On top of the frosting, add another layer of cupcake, then frosting, then cupcake etc. I think you get the picture!
Keep going with the layers until the glass is full (Use either 3 layers of one cupcake or more if you are using a larger glass).
Step 6: Once you are happy with the amount of cake and frosting you have in the glass, sprinkle a few sugar hearts on the top for decoration.
That’s it, your done. Now you can sit back and enjoy the indulgence.
It’s Time To Impress
It’s not a difficult dessert to make, but it can be a little fiddly. If however you are happy to spend a bit of time on it, it will look amazing and your loved one will really appreciate the effort you put in.
Plus, if you would like to make the glass look extra special, you can find a ribbon to wrap around it. This is especially a nice touch if you are serving up after a romantic meal.
So if you are a chocolate lover like me, this might just be the thing to make you try something new.
Yes chocolate is good for Valentine’s, but so is red velvet. This really will be the winning dessert for Valentine’s day.Whilst a red velvet cupcake in a glass is one way to make a dessert to impress, you might want to make a whole dessert plate. Just be prepared for the sugar high that would happen afterwards though.
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Really like this idea as alternative to baking cake in a jar. Would make a nice gift in a jar as well as a delicious looking desert. Thanks for sharing such a great idea V
Catherine Holt says
My husband was very impressed when I served this to him. It looks super impressive but is actually so easy to do! It’s nice to have a different spin on things and putting in a jar as a gift or party favour is a great idea! Thanks for popping by Viki 🙂
I never would have thought to do this. So festive! Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.
Catherine Holt says
Thanks Audrey. It’s a great way to jazz up an otherwise standard cupcake dont you think?