Red Velvet Mini Cake

makes 1 layer of cake Conversion Chart Print


1 cup of all purpose flour
tablespoons of cocoa powder
½ cup of sugar
¾ teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ cup of unsweetened apple sauce
½ cup of curd or buttermilk
2 tablespoons of oil
½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon red food colour
a pinch of salt


1. Pre-heat oven to 170°C. Grease and line an 12 inch round sheet pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a separate small bowl, mix curd or buttermilk, oil, red food colour, vinegar, vanilla extract and apple sauce.
3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl until just mixed. I added another teaspoon of curd to adjust the consistency. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool the cake completely in the pan.
4. For mini cakes, using a cookie cutter, cut rounds. Spread some whipped cream, fresh strawberries and assemble. I topped the cakes with some balsamic vinegar marinated strawberries. Or Assemble and decorate as per your choice.


This recipe makes 1 layer. Repeat this process to get as many layers you want.

The beauty of these mini cakes is not just visual but they also taste great and perfect for individual serving.