This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Texas Pete for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I think it is fun to change recipes up a bit. I mean we get so stuck on making a recipe the same way time and time again. Why not spice it up a bit with a new ingredient? Have you ever thought of adding some hot sauce to a BBQ recipe? Maybe add it in to your coleslaw? Now more of a stretch, have you ever added it to something at the dessert table?
With a home baking business, I normally stick to the basic recipes, but have thought it would be fun to add a little Texas Pete Hot Sauce to one of my recipes and see what kind of new flavor this ingredient would bring to the table. So I searched some Texas Pete Hot Sauce recipes that they shared with me and was kinda excited when I saw one for Red Velvet Cones made with hot sauce in the cake batter AND the frosting…. This could be interesting 🙂 Take a look at the recipe below and see if it is something that could suite your fancy for something spicy and new.
Texas Pete® Red Velvet Cones YIELD: 48 cake cones PORTION: 1 cake cone
INGREDIENTS *** ***Cake Batter
5 cups All purpose flour
3 cups Granulated sugar
1 Tbsp Baking soda
2 tsp Salt, fine
2 tsp Cocoa powder
3 cups Vegetable oil
2 cups Buttermilk: room temperature
4 Large eggs: room temperature
3 Tbsp Red food coloring
2 Tbsp Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce
2 tsp Vanilla Extract 48 Ice cream cones, small, flat bottomed
*** ***Cream cheese Icing
36 oz. Cream cheese: softened, whipped
1 stick Unsalted butter: softened, whipped
2 cups Powdered sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsp Texas Pete® Hotter Hot Sauce
Piping bag with small decorative tip
Shaker, Powdered sugar, for garnish
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. In another large bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, Texas Pete® Hot Sauce and vanilla.
3. Using a standing mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and a smooth batter is formed.
4. Carefully spoon the batter into the ice cream cones filling them 2/3 of the way up to give them room for rising in the oven. Arrange the cones on a parchment-lined sheet tray standing up and place them into the oven to bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15-20 minutes or until they have fully risen and a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
5. Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool completely.
6. While the cakes are in the oven, prepare the spicy cream cheese frosting.
7. Place the softened cream cheese and the softened butter into a medium size mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and continue to whisk until the mixture is smooth. Add the vanilla extract and the Texas Pete® Hotter Hot Sauce and whisk one more minute. You may add more powdered sugar or Texas Pete® Hotter Hot Sauce so that the icing is to your liking.
8. Place the spicy cream cheese frosting into a piping bag with a small decorative tip.
9. Using the tip of the piping bag, carefully puncture a small hole into the center of the top of the red velvet cake and pipe approximately 2-3 tablespoons of the spice cream cheese into the center of the cake allowing some of the cream cheese to come out of the top for decoration. Continue until all the red velvet cake cones are filled. Use any extra cream cheese icing to frost the tops of the cones.
10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
I could also probably make this into a gluten free version which could be interesting.
What kind of recipe do you see yourself using Texas Pete Hot Sauce? It really is more than just a condiment, it is an ingredient that you can use in so many ways to bring some spice and kick to just about any recipe. I make some honey spicy wings sometimes and love using Texas Pete hot sauce. It is balanced with honey and brown sugar so just the right amount of flavor. I might have to try out their garlic hot sauce too. YUM
See where you can find Texas Pete Hot Sauce then check out their recipes to transform your everyday dishes in to something spicy and kick up. What dessert do you think you could add it to?