Red Velvet Bliss (dessert time!)


Last week, for "Twelfth Night", I was searching for a dessert recipes that was unique, and new to our menu. I found a recipe for Chocolate Flourless Cake. Then I had a great idea of making a flourless Red Velvet Cake. I Tweaked the recipe a bit, and fell in love with it. It's a very dense, moist cake. I paired it with a Cream Cheese Glaze on the top for a bit of extra sweetness. I'm a red velvet anything addict, so this really made me happy!

(Flourless) Red Velvet Cake

Ingredients:
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 Cup Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup unsalted butter
6 eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 teaspoon of White Vinegar
2 teaspoons of Red Food Coloring

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease one 10 inch round cake pan and set aside.
2. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the water, salt and sugar. Stir until completely dissolved and set aside.
3. In the microwave melt chocolate chips in 30 second increments, and stir until melted.
4. Cut the butter into pieces and beat the butter into the chocolate in your mixer. Slowly add the hot sugar-water, and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla, vinegar, and red food coloring until well blended.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Have a pan larger than the cake pan ready, put the cake pan in the larger pan and fill the pan with boiling water halfway up the sides of the cake pan.
6. Bake cake in the water bath at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. The center will still look wet. Chill cake for 2-3 hours in the freezer.

For the Glaze:

3 Tablespoons of Milk
3 Tablespoons of Cream Cheese
3-4 Tablespoons of Powdered Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla

Mix ingredients, until a creamy paste forms. Pour over individual slices of the cake. Enjoy!

So that was one of my recent kitchen adventures. It was actually on my "26 before 26" list, so I was glad to mark it off, while enjoying it at the same time.

Have you tried anything new recipes lately? Did anyone else celebrate "Twelfth Night"?

20 comments:

  1. I love Red Velvet cake! mmmm makes me want a slice with my coffee right now :)

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  2. oh this sounds awesome!
    i LOVE red velvet too -- thnx for sharing i will so be trying this!!

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  3. I am so excited about this! Gonna try it this weekend! :)

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  4. I LOVE Red Velvet cake! I have my heart on having it for my wedding cake, it is the right color and all! Happy Friday!

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  5. That looks delicious! Red velvet cake and/or cupcakes are my absolutely favorite!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Girl, the holiday's are over and you're tempting me with this! I have a wedding I need to get in shape for! lol This sounds too good to pass up.. I think i'll be making this in the near future! :) Thanks.

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  7. Oooooooh... not sure which is killing me more, the red velvet or the cream cheese glaze! :)

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  8. That looks so delicious! So good for a special occasion!

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  9. Yes, that definitely looks delish! I tried a couple of your other recipes and they turned out great (the Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread is my husband's favorite thing ever), so I'll have to give this one a shot too! :)

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  10. looks delicious, thanks so much for sharing. nice pictures too.

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  11. Oh that looks delish. I honestly was hoping that there was cheesecake somewhere in there! This looks so delightful! Oh, and yes I did do a post about beginning running. I will have to get that for you!

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  12. WOW! This looks Ah-mazing!!! I cannot wait to try it, thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. Sounds delicious!!! You already saw my new recipe posted on my blog. Ohhh, the bliss of yummy sweets! LOL

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  14. WOW! I made this tonight and I loved it, so unique and a lot of fun!!!!

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  15. Oh, I love new recipes. Thanks for sharing this! Also, I wanted to thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I really appreciate it. Thanks again.

    Andie

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  16. This is delicious. Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. So yummy!

    Would love for you to link it and your other cake recipes up at my new Empty Your Archive link party which is a chance to dust off great posts from your archive - there is a focus this week on big cakes - would really love to see you there, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

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