Saturday, February 13, 2016

Valentine's Tea Time

Hello sweet friends!

      I just baked a 'Red Velvet Sour Cream Bundt Cake' and it did come out perfect and yummy. Although not that red, but now that I see the pic on Pinterest, it's not as red either.

I must explain to you that I did half the recipe for this small bundt pan and because we don't want a huge cake for just the two of us, that's why I didn't use my 'heart' pan, as it's way bigger!

I'll give you the recipe at the end of this post.

Anyway... have a "Great and Happy Valentine's dear friends."

Red transferware tea set, teacups and saucers. I have a set of twelve teacups and cake plates and a couple of serving bowls. Two teapots, a platter, a sugar bowl and two creamers. I love this set, is my fav!

Up front with the spoons and napkins is an Italian 'Capodimonte' candy dish with 'puti' and delicate flowers... very romantic!

Red Velvet Sour Cream Bundt Cake for Valentine's

Under both goblets with the red candles is a little heart picture frame with my baby Alexandra and Sofia.

The cute little ceramic hearts with my two babies, Alexandra and Sofia.
I halved the recipe for this small bundt pan and for us two. I noticed it didn't come out to red in the pics, but it was a little redder in real life.

Anyaway, it's really delish!

The goblet I have upside down are chipped, so I use them as candle holders. Under this one is a heart little frame with baby DD Alexandra.

Really yummy!

The sterling doves with chain, was a gift from hubby for a Valentine's many years ago, before we had our first DD Alexandra.

Thank you so much dear friends for your sweet and kind comments, you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely hostesses for having me at their great parties.

"Happy Valentine's"

  • "Red Velvet Sour Cream Bundt Cake"
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 yolks room temperature
  • 1 cup Horizon sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP white vinegar
  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • For Frosting
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and coat a bundt pan very generously with butter.
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. Beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Make sure that you scrape the bowl down so all of the butter gets well combined with the sugar.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Then add the yolks one at a time.
  4. Beat in the sour cream, scrape down the sides, then beat in the buttermilk.
  5. Then beat in the vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring one at a time.
  6. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour/cocoa mixture. Beat until just combined. Do not overmix.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Be careful not to overbake.
  8. Let it cool in it's pan for 15 minutes. Use a rubber spatula to loosen it gently from the sides. Gently flip it onto a cooling rack and let it cool there completely.
  9. While the cake is cooling, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and buttermilk. Once the cake has cooled, spoon the frosting over it. You may not use all of the frosting.

    Note: My cake looks small and it's cause I halved the recipe to fit into my small bundt pan.

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    Bernideen said...

    Dear Fabby:
    First of all the candy dish is really awesome. When I lived in Houston, Tx 23 year back Capodamonte was all the rage and I am sure still highly collected. Love your red transferware and your cake turned out wonderful! Happy Valentines Day at your lovely table!

    Barbara F. said...

    So beautiful, Fabby. I love the capo di monte candy dish. Sad,ly, I longer have any pieces left. That is special. Love the bundt cake too. My favorite type of cake is bundt.

    Deanna said...

    Blessings to you and Happy Valentine's Day,

    Pondside said...

    Like you, I love my red transferware. You have set such a pretty table with yours. The candy dish is really unique and perfect for a Valentine's table.
    I hope you enjoy the day with your Beloved!

    xinex said...

    So lovely and romantic. Beautiful transferware set. Happy Valentine's Day, Fabby!....Christine

    Linda @ Life and Linda said...

    Fabby, what a delightful table. Cute little heart frames with your babies are darling. The red transferware is beautiful..That cake looks so yummy and delicious. Happy Valentines dear Fabby. xo p.s. Don't forget our link party this afternoon.

    Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

    Oh my that cake looks yummy! My husband birthday is the 13th so I always make brownies in the heart shaped pan that is Mom had used since his first birthday. Happy Valentine Day!!

    Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

    Dearest Fabby,
    Okay, I make it down here JIT = Just In Time for some Valentine Wishes to both of you.
    Love the two silver Doves; great love symbol!
    And as usual, you managed to create a very lovely setting for this precious day.
    Clever use of your chipped goblets as candle holder.

    Shelia said...

    Hi Fabby! Oh, what a treat it would be to sit at one of your beautiful tea tables and taste that delicious looking cake! Thank you for the recipe and I am going to copy it and make it! Yummy! Your dishes are so pretty. Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    Stange and ich said...

    Your site is just great !!! I'm you now visit regularly.
    Greetings from the wet humid Germany

    Miva said...


    Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

    Loving your table for two setting. I can always count on getting great ideas from your blog. I do like Red Velvet Cake. I may have to try this version. I like the idea of using the chipped goblet as a candle holder. I have done that with tea cups. Now I have to look for a chipped goblet.... or maybe even just try a goblet I wasn't planning to use for its real purpose. Thanks for sharing.

    Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

    What a pretty table, Fabby! I love red transferware so you know I am loving your setting. Your cake looks fabulous and it bet, delicious! Hope you have a lovely new week. Thank you for joining my little party!


    Christine Graves said...

    What an adorable table and your cake looks great. Definitely having a sweet tooth today. Have a great day!

    Vel Criste said...

    Oh so sweet and pretty! I'm sure your Valentines Day was lovely Fabby dear!

    Deborah Montgomery said...

    As usual, so many pretties here Fabby! What a great idea to use a goblet upside-down as a candle holder. I, too, love my red transfer ware, and it's perfect for Valentine's Day. I am away so was unable to spend the day with my sweetie, but we will celebrate when I get home.

    Clairejustine oxox said...

    Looks like you had a lovely valentines Day Fabby. Beautiful setting and that cake looks delicious :)

    Thanks for stopping by Creative Mondays

    Pam Richardson said...

    Fabby, what a beautiful Valentine's table for two! The red transfer ware is stunning, along with your sweet photos! I love red velvet anything - so I must try your recipe! Happy Wednesday! Pam @ Everyday Living

    Trish Shamp said...

    This is a Gorgeous Valentine's tea! Thanks for the recipe

    Carol said...

    You always set the most amazing tables, Fabby! Your red transferware is gorgeous and the tablecloth is stunning! The cake looks very delicious, too!

    Warm hugs,

    Lori@thestonybrookhouse said...

    Looks Delish! Thanks for sharing at Table It!

    Parsimonious Perfection said...

    It looks as though you had a beautiful time. That cake looks ubermoist and delish, and the tea is gorgeous!

    Crystal Grandeur said...

    Pretty V- day table Fabby. Love the placing of your G-girls photo frames next to the cake. I always admire the beautiful table cloth when ever you use it. Pink transfer ware goes well for the day. Cake looks yummy. Hope you had a memorable V-day celebration with your near and dear ones. Love Sujatha:)

    Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

    Love the red transfer ware, especially the shape of the teapots! Such a pretty tablesetting. It would make Valentine's Day very special!

    Tim Hart said...

    Lovely table, perfect for valentine's day! Thank you for sharing this table preparation.

    Judy Biggerstaff said...

    Fabby, I always look forward to seeing what you have designed to share with us. It is another beautiful table for Valentine's Day. Love the red transferware. Sweet little pics of the girls on the table. The teapot is so interesting.

    Rosemary and Thyme said...

    Oh Fabby, your red transferware is stunning. What a gorgeous collection and tea setting. Elegant and perfectly romantic.

    Disfruta de tus bellos nietos. Dios los bendiga.