Monday, February 13, 2012

Vegan Valentine

Red Velvet Cake Pops

Recipe Below

My Roses from Mr.Organnix

I've always wanted a white orchid!

And my favorite food...Native Chick'n Wings. Yum! 
Sooo much better than chocolate. 
Thank you so much, the best boyfriend in the world! 
He decided to surprise me early tonight with flowers, my favorite food, and a gift. I love surprises! Everyone expects roses on Valentine's Day, but my BF got creative and came home tonight with all my faves. Tomorrow were going to have a great and fun day together, with an amazing dinner at the Ritz-Carlton resort. *Stoked* We're so cheesy and lovey; its awesome. 

Red Velvet Cake Pops 
Prep: 60 Min 
Cook: 30 Min 
Level: Easy 

For Cake 
1 C all-purpose flour 
1/2 C whole-wheat flour
1/4 C cocoa powder
1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 C water
2 Tbs apple cider vinegar 
1/2 tsp red food coloring (or enough to make it bright red)
1 tsp vanilla extract

For Frosting
1/2 cup Tofutti cream cheese
1/2 cup organic earth balance
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract

For Coating
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 Tbsp Coconut oil
Sprinkles of choice 

8x8 pan 
1 Big glass bowl 
1 Medium Glass Bowl +1 Medium Sauce Pan OR a double boiler
Water, for boiling 
Styrofoam disc (optional) 
Waxed or Parchment Paper
Large cookie sheet 
Music (to make it fun!) 

  1. Mix all ingredients for cake. 
  2. Lightly oil an 8x8 pan and pour batter in. 
  3. Cook at 350*F for 30 minute, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. 
  4. While the cake is cooking, mix all ingredients of the frosting in a large bowl. 
  5. After the cake is cooled, crumble it into the frosting and mix until you have a dough. 
  6. Line a cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper. 
  7. Form hearts and balls of dough, small to medium is best. Bigger than a golf ball, you will have trouble dipping it. (Like I did) 
  8. Place in freezer for 20 minutes. 
  9. While in freezer, set your chocolate chips and oil on a double boiler (glass bowl ontop of boiling pot of water) to medium-low. Melt chocolate and oil together, stirring until smooth. 
  10. Take your dough balls/hearts out and place sticks in the centers. 
  11. Dip them in, using a large spoon to coat all sides. 
  12. Once chocolate is on, place over bowl and throw on your sprinkles or decorations of choice. 
  13. Place back on waxed sheet, or if you're a perfectionist place in a styrofoam disk to keep all sides round.  (Instead of one side flat from laying it down like I did, but the hearts are flat on the back anyways so it's still pretty.) 
  14. Freeze until solid, then cover with plastic and leave in freezer or fridge. 
  15. Enjoy alone or with vanilla ice cream! Yum! 

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