Friday, February 24, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes

This one of the popular cakes.The cake texture, really soft and light, just like velvet.Although the cream cheese frosting a little bit runny, I really enjoying it with the cake.
Recipe source from Sonia's and Lena's recipe with a little bit changes.

Ingredients:( 11 cupcakes)
150 gm cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp cocoa powder
80 gm unsalted butter, at room temperature
120 gm caster sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature( or substitute by combine 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, set aside for 5 minutes)
1 tbsp liquid red food coloring
1/2 tsp white distilled vinegar
1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 180C.
Line muffin pan with paper liners.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder together in a bowl.
In a jug, stir the red coloring into the buttermilk. Set a side.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg, followed by vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.
With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour and buttermilk in 3 additions, starting and ending with flour.Mix until evenly combined.
Combine vinegar and baking soda in a small bowl until it fizzes. Quickly add to the batter and fold through briskly until evenly incorporated.
Divide batter evenly among lined cupcakes and bake for 20 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean.
Let cupcakes cool before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting :
110 gm cream cheese
35 gm butter, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup icing sugar, sifted

Beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy.
Add in vanilla extract.
Gradually add in icing sugar and bear till creamy.

 Ready to bake......180C for 20-25 minutes, depends on individual oven.

The cake really soft, just like velvet....


Santosh Bangar said...

yummy cute moist cup cake

lena said...

they look lovely! i enjoyed eating those cupcakes very much, thanks for the link back.

Dmarie said...

ooh, they look soo delicious!!

Jun said...

i really love RVC..sedap kan?

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi yummylittlecook, your cuppies looks delicious. Nice decoration, very cute. Have a nice weekend.

Nava.K said...

Simply amazing and love the contrast of colors, the cake and the frosting on top, yummy!!!!

Jay said...

awesome version...feel like tasting now..;P
Tasty Appetite

Helene Dsouza said...

the red velvet colore is so intense, they surely look pretty your cupcakes.

thx for sharing and I wish u a nice weekend!

Only Fish Recipes said...

yummy cute little cupcakes....looks just awesome :-)

Lala said...

this is one of my favourite flavor for cupcakes... the pic with the cream cheese looks so tempting good!!

Quay Po Cooks said...

I have procrastnating making these cupcakes. Yours look so gorgeous and gave me a kick and I should try this out soon.