Our Red Velvet Mini Cake Recipe is an easy from scratch cake recipe for your Valentine's Day dessert. Mini cake layers have a deep intense red color and are flavored with cocoa powder for a delicious chocolate flavor. Frost with a homemade buttercream frosting and decorate with Valentine sprinkles and you'll have adorable mini layer cakes that are perfect for sharing on Valentine's Day.
Spread ¼ cup frosting over tops of 5 cake layers. Top with remaining cake layers and frost tops and sides with an additional ¼ cup frosting for the “naked cake” look. Our buttercream frosting makes about 4 cups of frosting if you want to use more frosting and completely cover your mini cakes. Save any remaining frosting in refrigerator, covered, for another use.
Decorate as desired with assorted valentine sprinkles, jumbo heart sprinkles and/or cake sparkles.
Makes 5 mini layer cakes. A mini layer cake can be shared by two people or one hungry person!