Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
-3/4 cup of butter
-3 cups of all purpose flour
-1 tbsp unsweetended cocoa powder
-3/4 tsp salt
-2 1/4 cups of sugar
-2 tablespoons of red food colouring ( I didn't believe it and I used less than that...BUT at the end of the day my cupcakes were not as RED as I wanted...so next time I will actually follow the recipe! I am so bad for that!)
-1 1/2 tsp vanilla
-1 1/2 cups of buttermilk or sour milk
-1 1/2 tsp baking soda
-1 1/2 tsp vinegar
-1 cream cheese icing recipe
LETS GET STARTED :)
Allow your eggs and butter to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile put the muffin cups in the muffin trays and set aside. This recipe makes 24 scrumptious cupcakes.
In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder and salt. set aside.
Preheat your oven to 350F. In a very large mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on med-high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time. Continue to beat on medium speed until it is well combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl, beat on medium for another 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time. Beating well after each addition. Beat in red food colouring and vanilla.
Alternately add flour and sour milk. beating on low speed after each addition. Beat on low until combined.
In a small bowl combine the baking soda and vinegar. Then you fold it into your batter. Next, you evenly pour your red batter into the muffin cups, like so.
Bake these bad boys for 18 minutes. Make sure you check with a tooth pic to see if they are done. TIP: Do not talk on the phone while you are baking!! Or at least don't forget that you are baking. You will most likely forget to take out your baked goods... like I did with these cupcakes, I left them in for an extra 6 or 7 minutes :( Don't make my same mistake! Mine were a little brown around the edges.
Cream cheese frosting recipe!
You will need:
-1 pkg of cream cheese.. I used the low fat one.
-1/2 cup of butter, softened
-2 tsp vanilla
-5 to 6 cups of powdered sugar
(and a pinch of salt)
In a large mixing bowl beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Just so you know...1/12 of this frosting recipe has 348 cals! and 14g of fat.
So ice as you wish but in this case less is definately better than more!