4 Amazing Things You Can Bake for Your Boyfriend


What You Can Bake

February, the month of love, is fast approaching, and you are planning something special for your boyfriend.

You are probably thinking about something sweeter than the typical store-bought things.

Baking for your boyfriend is something you can be proud of because you invested time, effort, and, of course, love.

What can I bake for my boyfriend? Red is the color of love—and what shouts love more than red velvet sweets? You can make it into heart-shaped delights covered in sprinkles or marshmallows. Everything about it will shout “I love you” to your boyfriend.

Without further ado, I’ll start teaching you how to make these tasty and sweet red velvet delights.

Red Velvet Cake

Everyone should know about the classic red velvet cake. This sweet, tasty delight can be enjoyed on a special occasion or even an ordinary day.

The color of the red velvet will surely stand out while you are celebrating. Get ready now!

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  1. Cooking spray
  2. 1 c. (2 sticks) softened butter
  3. 1 c. granulated sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  6. 2 ½ c. all-purpose flour
  7. ¼ c. Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  8. 1 tsp. baking soda
  9. 1 tsp. kosher salt
  10. 1 c. buttermilk
  11. 1 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
  12. 2 tbsp. red food coloring

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. 2 (8-oz.) softened blocks cream cheese
  2. ½ c. (1 stick) softened butter
  3. 4 c. powdered sugar
  4. 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  5. ¼ tsp. kosher salt

Procedure

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. With parchment paper, cover two 8″ round cake pans. Spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with a hand blender until smooth and creamy.

    Add eggs one at a time. Remember to beat the eggs well after each addition, then add vanilla.

  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Toss half of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and beat until combined.

    Add buttermilk, vinegar, and red food coloring and beat to blend. Add remaining dry ingredients.

  3. Split the batter in the prepared cake pans, then cook until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, from 25-30 minutes. Let it cool for 15 minutes, then invert it onto a cooling rack to completely cool.

  4. For the frosting, beat both the butter and cream cheese in a wide bowl with a hand blender until smooth. You can also use a stand mixer bowl. Add the powdered sugar and beat until it is light and fluffy. Add salt and vanilla, then combine until mixed.

    Add more powdered sugar, ¼ cup when necessary until the frosting is moist and has a strong, spreadable consistency.

  5. To assemble the cake, utilize a serrated knife. Level the tops of the cakes and save the scraps for decoration.

    Put one layer on a cake stand or serving platter, then top with a thick layer of frosting and the second layer of cake. Frost the sides and top of the cake. Crumble the reserved cake bits and place on the side of the cake.

Inside-Out Red Velvet Cookies

Ingredients

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  1. 1 (8-oz.) softened block cream cheese
  2. ½ c. powdered sugar
  3. Pinch kosher salt

For the Cookie Dough:

  1. ½ c. (1 stick) softened butter
  2. ½ c. granulated sugar
  3. 1 tbsp. red food coloring
  4. 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  5. 1 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  6. ¼ c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  7. ½ tsp. baking powder
  8. ¼ c. packed brown sugar
  9. 1 large egg

Procedure

Cream Cheese Frosting Stuffing:

  1. In a medium bowl, utilize a hand-held mixer to beat the butter at medium-high speed until smooth and lightened for 1-2 minutes. You can also use the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.

  2. Gradually add sugar, salt, and vanilla to the butter at a low speed until thoroughly integrated. Boost the pace to medium-high and beat until all color and texture are lightened and it feels fluffier than when it began, 2-3 minutes.

  3. With the mixer working at a medium level, add one slice of cream cheese at a time, one after the other, mixing well with each addition so that there are no lumps. Continue to add the cream cheese until it is completely mixed.

  4. Increase the speed to medium-high. Mix until the frosting is soft and smooth, and until no cream cheese lumps are remaining, 2-3 minutes.

  5. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop or a circular tablespoon or measuring spoon, scoop out 16 rounded teaspoons of cream cheese on the prepared baking dish.

  6. Freeze until strong, at least 2 hours, and overnight.

To Make the Cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°C. Then, use parchment paper to cover a large baking sheet. Create the cheesecake fillings: Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and salt in a small cup.

    Mix until the combination has become creamy. Cover the mix with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes until solid.

  2. In a large bowl, with a hand blender, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy to make the dough. Mix in egg, food coloring, and vanilla until combined. Add chocolate powder, baking powder, and salt to taste. Mix before you’ve just merged.

  3. To make the cookies, scoop a heaping tablespoon of the cookie dough and put it in a pancake-like circle on the baking sheet. Cover with approximately 2 teaspoons of cream cheese filling.

    Bring the dough’s sides around the filling and pinch the edges together to seal. Apply more dough if necessary to cover entirely, then roll the stuffed dough into a ball. Separate cookies about 3″ apart.

  4. Bake the cookies for around 15-17 minutes. Let it cool slightly before serving.

Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls Topped With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  1. 4 ½ to 5 c. all-purpose flour
  2. 1/3 c. sugar
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 1 ½ c. water
  5. 6 tbsp. butter
  6. 1 egg
  7. 2-3 tsp. red food coloring
  8. 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  9. 2 packets yeast

Filling

  1. 1/3 cup sugar
  2. 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  3. 5 tbsp. butter, very soft
  4. 1 tsp. cocoa powder

Frosting

  1. 6 tbsp. butter
  2. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  3. 3-5 c. powdered sugar
  4. 3-6 tbsp. heavy cream or milk
  5. 4 oz. softened cream cheese

Procedure

  1. Mix 2 cups of flour, sugar, cocoa, dry yeast, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk until combined. In a microwave-safe mug, put water and butter.

    Microwave on HIGH for 15 seconds, until very hot but not too hot to touch. Add the flour mixture to the red food coloring and the egg.

  2. Beat for 2 minutes at a medium tempo, scraping the bowl periodically. Add 1 cup of flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping the bowl regularly. Stir in just enough of the leftover flour to turn the dough into a ball.

  3. Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth, elastic, and the dough springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, around 6-8 minutes. Cover with a towel. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

  4. For the filling, mix sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon in a small cup. Set it aside.

  5. Level the dough by using a rolling pin to make it a 15 x 10-inch rectangle. Spread 5 teaspoons of butter over the dough, stopping at least ½ inch from the long sides’ corners.

    Sprinkle it with a mixture of cinnamon sugar. Starting at the long end of the rectangle, roll up firmly. Squeeze seams to close. Split into 12 equal pieces.

TIP: Utilize unflavored dental floss instead of a knife to slice the rolls. Cut a piece of floss 12 inches long.

Slide the floss under the roll; bring the end up and cross over to cut each slice.

  1. Place the cut sides in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Cover with a towel, then let it rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

  2. Bake in a preheated oven of 350ºF for 23-28 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown. Cool while you’re cooking the frosting.

  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. When molten, stir in the heat for 2-4 minutes longer before the hue deepens from yellow to golden. Turn off the heat.

  4. Combine vanilla, butter, and cream cheese in a big bowl. Mix in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until really thick.

    Toss 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until the frosting is smooth and spreadable. Layer frosting over baked cinnamon rolls and, if desired, finish with sprinkles.

Apple Cake

Your boyfriend might not be a fan of so many sweets, and that is no problem.

There are a few other delights you can bake that are not too sweet for him to enjoy. Here is an easy apple cake recipe.

Ingredients

  1. ¾ c. sugar
  2. ⅔ c. unsweetened applesauce
  3. ½ c. sugar blend
  4. 3 eggs
  5. ½ cup ground flaxseed
  6. 1¼ tsp. baking powder
  7. 1¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  8. 1 tsp. salt
  9. ¼ tsp. baking soda
  10. 2 c. finely chopped peeled tart apples
  11. ½ c. chopped walnuts, toasted
  12. 1¼ c. reduced-fat whipped topping
  13. ¼ c. canola oil
  14. 1¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  15. 2 c. all-purpose flour

Procedure

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the butter, apple sauce, sugar mixture, eggs, oil, and vanilla until well combined.

    Combine flour, flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Whisk in the sugar mixture until combined. Fold in the apples and the walnuts.

  3. Transfer to a 13 x 9-inch baking dish sprayed with a cooking mist.

  4. Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for 28-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the middle is clean. It’s great on a wire rack.

  5. Serve with whipped topping.

Conclusion

Getting your boyfriend something special for a special day is always fun, yet baking for him is extra-special.

If you think about it, baking is a selfless gesture. Not only will it satisfy your boyfriend, but baking is also good for mental health.

It eases stress and improves your mood.

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