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Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
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DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
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Red velvet mini loaf cakes

red velvet mini loafs cakes

 

Good Monday!

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We were busy and all over the place, we had plans for the weekend but nothing went according to plan, hubby had to work Saturday and we had to fit all our weekend tasks in one day. Every time, I wanted to finish a project, something would come up! But yesterday morning, I had time to prepare red velvet mini loaf cakes, instead of using a round or square pan, I decided to use a mini loaf pan, so they could be easier to eat and to store for the next two days!

Let me share with you how I made these:

I started by gathering the ingredients I needed; red velvet cake mix from President’s Choice, oil, 2 eggs (I suggest you follow the directions on the package) then grease and lightly flour the pan and don’t forget to preheat the oven at 350 degrees:

ingredients for mini loaf cakes

 

Here is how the batter looks once mixed on an electric mixer, very red as you can see:

 President's choice red velvet cake mix

Once the batter is ready, start pouring it to the pan and divide batter evenly, I love how the red velvet cake mix smells:

President's choice Red velvet cake mix

In the middle of the process, I remembered eating mini loafs cakes at my parent’s house with fruits inside of the bread, so I decided to mix things up a bit by adding raspberry jam before baking them:

red velvet cake with raspberry jam on top of the cake

 

It’s looking great and delicious, except the raspberry jam sank to the bottom on it’s own. I should’ve known this would happen but I didn’t think about it. I would’ve preferred if the raspberry jam would’ve remained on top or in the middle of the cakes, so next time, I will add the jam only after the cakes are baked:

 red velvet cake mix with raspberry jam

This is how the red velvet mini loaf cakes looks like, fluffy, moist and red. Let them cool for about 15 minutes before serving:

mini loaf cake red velvet cake mix President's Choice

 

Now, this is how they look inside, they were very moist, I am very glad I tried this:

mini loafs cake bread red velvet cake mix President's Choice

 

This is another close-up picture I wanted to share with you: if you look closely, you can see the raspberry jam is at the bottom of the red velvet mini loaf cake, it’s not was I was going for but they did just fine:

mini loaf cake red velvet cake mix President's Choice

 

Overall, the red velvet mini loaf cakes tasted great, we loved and ate them. You can see here our son, trying to get a bite while I was taking pictures for the post. We didn’t give him any cake because he was having breakfast and we didn’t want to spoil it for him. He cried a bit but calmed down when daddy distracted him.

Note to myself: Next time, I will make sure to add the jam only once the cakes are baked and take pictures for the post when the cake is out of baby’s reach:

baby wants to eat cake

 

Hope everyone will have a great week!

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • memyselfandkids says:

    Is red velvet cake less healthy because of the food coloring? I think I heard that said before. I happen to really enjoy it though.

    February 11, 2013 at 11:42 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Larry, I’ve heard about this before, they suggest to not eat too much food with red colouring but I am not certain about this unfortunately! but yes, we too did enjoy these cakes, we only have 3 left ha!ha! 🙂

      February 11, 2013 at 11:54 pm
      • memyselfandkids says:

        Three left hmm. How many did you start with?

        February 12, 2013 at 8:31 am
        • now at home mom says:

          🙂 ha!ha! we started with 8, and today there is no trace of them anymore 🙂

          February 12, 2013 at 5:07 pm
          • memyselfandkids says:

            Wow! You guys like your cake.

            February 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm
          • now at home mom says:

            ha!ha! 🙂 yes we do, we love them, told hubby we need to stop eating too many desserts 🙂

            February 13, 2013 at 2:34 pm
          • memyselfandkids says:

            Stop making them!

            February 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm
          • now at home mom says:

            ha!ha! OK, we will try to stop ha!ha! 🙂 no promises!

            February 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm
  • thethinkingcloset says:

    Ooooo…that raspberry jam looks SO yummy. And even though it ended up at the bottom of the loaves, I bet it didn’t affect the taste. You’re so adventurous in the kitchen, Ingrid! I need to borrow some of that courage.

    Ha ha, and that picture of your son and his wandering hand is priceless.

    February 11, 2013 at 11:45 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Lauren! you are right it didn’t affect the taste, it was really good with the raspberry jam 🙂 Thanks, now that I stay at home all day, I google or read recipes and give them a try but I am not good at following the directions, so sometimes I just add my own ingredients or remove some, it doesn’t always go well! 🙂 yeah! my baby he likes to touch everything and Sunday morning when I was taking pics for the post, he kept trying to reach for them, explains the small hand in the first picture too! 🙂

      February 11, 2013 at 11:58 pm
  • Dimitri says:

    To my lovely wife! You always make our days brighter and happier. Your red velvet mini loaf cakes were great!!!!
    Nathan and I enjoy reaping the delicious rewards that come from you having a blog 😉 Love you

    February 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you babe! I know you enjoy all these desserts 🙂 Love you too!

      February 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm
  • mtetar says:

    Very nice, and thanks for sharing the DIY because I have always wanted to bake a Red Velvet Cake. I heard someone else tried Beats for the color. There’s always something interesting .(baking, and cooking) in your kitchen, and I thank you very much for the warm welcome. Be Blessed, Mtetar

    February 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Mtetar for your lovely comment, always very kind, I hope you try baking a red velvet cake, I have tried it both times with cake mix and it tastes amazing, I am considering trying it to make my own without using cake mix! 🙂 Thank you Mtetar 🙂

      February 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    These look delicious and definitely speak Valentine’s Day!!

    February 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Judy! 🙂 Yes! they do, with Valentine around the corner, any excuse to bake these!

      February 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm
  • ourlifeinaction says:

    Those wouldn’t last around me – DELISH!! I also am in love with your kitchen…oooo you should do a house or room tour. FUN!

    February 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you. they didn’t last long here either, they were very moist! 🙂 And thank you, happy you like my kitchen, we renovated it last October, I’ve been meaning to post about it but never took time to do it, I might post about it soon! 🙂 thanks again !!!

      February 13, 2013 at 2:39 pm
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    I’ve always wondered how the Presidents Choice ‘Red Velvet’ cake would taste. I’m for sure gonna buy it now when I don’t feel like baking from scratch. Looks so yummy!
    -JulieC

    February 14, 2013 at 9:14 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Julie, yes you should definitely try it, I use them when I don’t feel like preparing my own and just want to eat some cake! 🙂 Let me know if you try it and if you like it too!

      February 14, 2013 at 11:48 am
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    These looks so great and I have to tell you, your kitchen is so beautiful!!!

    February 18, 2013 at 8:07 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Melissa! thank you so much for your compliments! glad you liked it! 🙂

      February 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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