Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kentucky Derby ~ Duncan Hines Red Velvet ~ Nordic Ware Sweet Heart Roses

Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses ~
Preheat Oven to 325 and spray the cake pans heavily with non stick spray with flour.

In a mixing bowl add the red velvet cake mix and the instant chocolate pudding mix, stir together.
Add  3 extra large eggs, 1/4 cup of Hershey's syrup, 1 cup of water, 1/3 cup of corn oil.
Mix slowly to incorporate, then stir on medium for 2 minutes.
Take a two inch ice cream scoop, fill to slightly over level, release into one rose cavity, repeat. This batter will make up two Nordic Ware Sweet Heart Cake pans. (24 individual roses)
Place  pan on the middle rack and bake until a tooth pick comes out cleanly. Bake for 19-20 minutes. Do Not over bake.
Let sit for 5 minutes and then invert onto racks until cooled.
Make sure to clean the pans in hot soapy water until all residue is gone, then rinse well and then dry. This will insure that your roses won't stick the next time that you use the pans.
Any questions?
Try these, they are easy and delicious. Great for the Kentucky Derby or anytime!


  1. What a cute idea - love those little rose cakes.

  2. Hi Patricia,
    Thanks so much!

  3. Hi Dar, These cakes are beautiful! I never have much success with individual smal cakes. What woud you do to make white cakeletes? I have several Torani syrups.
    Do you flour the pans? Although I spray, some do not come out well.
    Thanks in advance.

  4. Hi Char
    I would use a French Vanilla or White Duncan Hines cake mix. Use the White Chocolate Jello instant pudding with your white cake and then gently melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate, let cool slightly and add, after all of the other liquids have been added. This replaces the Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. Follow the rest of the direction above.
    I didn't flour these pans, just sprayed them heavily with a cooking spray.
    Good Luck, I hope that you try this recipe.