Thursday, March 22, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I made Red Velvet Cupcakes for someone's Birthday tomorrow. I ate some of them, very nice and moist. The recipes from Apple a day site's.
Cupcakes baked for 20 minutes, cakes baked for 25-30 minutes.

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
adapted from; originally from Cake Man Raven

For the cake:
2 1/2 c. cake flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 TBSP cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. buttermilk
2 TBSP (1 oz.) red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. white distilled vinegar

For the frosting:
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
12 oz. butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 c. chopped pecans (optional)

1. For the cake: Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa, and salt into a medium bowl.

3. Beat eggs, oil, buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla, and vinegar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well combined. Add dry ingredients and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.

4. Divide batter evenly between 3 greased and floured 8" round cake pans. (I only made a two layer cake, so some of my batter went unused.)

5. Bake cakes, rotating halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 25–30 minutes. Let cakes cool 5 minutes, then invert each onto a plate, then invert again onto a cooling rack. Let cakes cool completely.

6. For the frosting: Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Add sugar and beat until frosting is light and fluffy, 5–7 minutes.

7. Put 1 cake layer on a cake plate, level off with a serrated knife, and spread one-quarter of the frosting on top. Set another layer on top, level, and repeat frosting. Set remaining layer on top, level, and frost top and sides with the remaining frosting. Press pecans into the sides of the cake, if desired. **Tip: after leveling cake, turn it upside down to reduce numbers of crumbs. I also did a crumb coat on the outside, let it set for ten minutes, then finished with remaining frosting.

8. Chill for 2 hours to set frosting.


WokandSpoon said...

I love the colour and the frosting looks so fluffy.

Everything4sweets said...

Thank you :), yup lovely colour and yummy frosting.

TexWisGirl said...

i do not bake, but that looks delicious.

thanks for joining the giveaway today!

Everything4sweets said...

Thank you, you are so talented, nice drawing, hope to win it :)

AgentShabbir said...

These look great! I just posted about a raspberry red velvet bunt cake, the light raspberry flavor makes red velvet even better :)

Everything4sweets said...

That's a good ideas Raspberry for red velvet :)