Delicious simple treats perfect for after dinner or over a cuppa during the festive season!
For those of you who like to make everything from scratch – I am going to tell you all how to make a simple and yummy red velvet cake mix! However, it is Christmas so if you need to use the Packet Cake Mix to make life a little easier, we won’t tell on you ;)
Red Velvet Mix: 560g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp cocoa 340 g granulated sugar 2 eggs 340 ml vegetable oil 1 tsp vinegar 1 (25 ml) bottle red food coloring 1 tsp vanilla 225 ml buttermilk
1 tablespoon brandy 500g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped, melted
Packet Red Velvet Cake Mix 1 tablespoon brandy 500g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped, melted
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa together. Beat the sugar and eggs together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl mix together the oil, vinegar, food colouring and vanilla and then add to the bowl of eggs and sugar and beat until combined.
Add the flour mixture in batches to the sugar/egg mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Always start with the flour and end with the flour.
Pour the batter into prepared tin. Tap them on the table to level out the batter and release air bubbles. Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted near the middle comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake or you will end up with a dry cake.
Let the cake cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before turning out of the tin.
Prepare the cake following packet directions. Cool completely.
Break the cake into fine crumbs in a large bowl.
Add frosting and brandy to cake crumbs. Use your hands to bring together.
Roll tablespoonfuls into balls. Place on a lined tray. Cover. Chill for 1-2 hours or until firm.
Use a fork to dip the truffles, one at a time, in melted chocolate to coat. Tap the fork or on the edge of the bowl to shake off excess chocolate.
Place on a lined tray. Set aside to set. Drizzle truffles with the remaining chocolate. Set aside for 5 minutes to set.
And that’s it – you’ve got yourself a little chocolate ball of red velvety festive goodness – Happy Baking!