With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd try mixing things up. I used this recipe but I left out the cocoa powder. When I did some research on velvet cakes, I noted most recipes left out the cocoa powder. The cocoa powder tends to turn the batter a dark color with a brown tint. I also used pink food coloring, not red food coloring. For the frosting I used this recipe, only because I wanted something different. I guess I wasn't feeling cream cheese frosting today? I'm not sure I hit the mark I was looking for. The cakes are super moist and fluffy, thanks to the sour cream. Although I've got to be honest-- they're clearly lacking that buttermilk taste that I enjoy in a velvet cake. I plan on trying another recipe. So, I'll keep you posted! The color on these was perfect! Happy Valentine's Day, for those of you who love a Hallmark holiday!
If you're wondering, I used Candy Melts to make the hearts. I just added pink food coloring, and used a squirt bottle to help create heart shapes. Parchment paper is the perfect surface to use because the hearts slide right off, when they are dry.