Archive | September, 2009

Red Velvet Cupcakes

8 Sep

I’m back!! After 3 months of traveling around and spending time with family, I’m finally back at home (I have multiple homes. Yes I’m a nomad.) Which means I can bake again! I did bake a few times when I was in the Philippines but it was all old stuff — Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Cupcakes, Apple Crisp — stuff that are already up on this blog.

I had a day to kill before school started so I thought I’d bake some cupcakes. I’ve tasted some reaaally good red velvet cakes and cupcakes in the past so I wanted to make my own. As with everything else, my favorite part is always the frosting — cream cheese frosting.. mmm yummy.

These cupcakes turned out a little dry so I’m gonna have to tweak it next time. But anywho, here’s the recipe.

Makes 12 medium-sized cupcakes.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tblspoon red food coloring
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp vinegar
1 cup flour
2 tblspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt

  • Preheat oven to 175˚C.
  • Cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add egg, buttermilk, red food coloring, and vanilla to the mix.
    ** I had no buttermilk so I put 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a mixing cup and filled the rest with milk until the 1-cup mark. Use half of this for the recipe. **
  • Mix in baking soda and vinegar to the batter.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the other bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour batter into cupcake cups until they are half full.
  • Place in the oven for 10 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 of an 8oz. cream cheese block, softened
2 tblspoons butter, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

  • Cream together cream cheese and butter.
  • Add vanilla and mix well.
  • Slowly add icing sugar.

** Remember to cool cupcakes completely before adding the icing because it will melt.

Yummy Rating:

(It was a little dry.. and not as red as I wanted it to be.)