These aren't difficult to make, just difficult to keep around!
So you know how it’s February? And it’s freezing cold and all we want is some warmth this Valentine’s Day?
Well, I can’t give you warmth (unless you live in a warm state… then I'm very jealous of you), but I can give you a little burst of fresh summer flavors mixed with the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.
We saw this Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake over at I Am Baker and thought it made the perfect mix of winter and summer. You have the classic flavors of red velvet mixed with some fresh strawberries. Add a little white cake and a little whipped cream too. What a pretty layered combo!
But in Tablespoon style, we wanted to shake it up a bit and make this pretty cake teeny tiny. So we've got 6 mini cakes! Whoever you make these for, they will be in love with them.
So grab your ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line two 16-3/4 x 12-inch jelly roll pans with parchment paper. Spray with cooking spray. Prepare the white cake first, as directed on the box.
Prepare the chocolate cake mix next, again as directed on the box. Pour each batter onto the prepared jelly roll pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Lay two sheets of parchment down on a clean counter. Invert the sheet cakes onto the pieces of parchment. Allow the cakes to cool.
Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut 12 circles out of each sheet cake (so, 12 white circles and 12 red circles).
Then it's easy assembly! Place 6 of the white cake circles on 6 different serving plates. Frost the top of each circle with whipped cream and then top with strawberries. Press the berry pieces in a bit to level.
Now place a red cake layer on top and frost with whipped cream. Add the strawberries.
Repeat with the remaining cake layers until you have 6 (four alternating layer) cakes. Once you have four layers to each cake, frost the outsides of the cakes with whipped cream. Top with chopped strawberries.
Place in the fridge for one or two hours, or until you are ready to serve to ones you love!