Red velvet cupcakes are my favourite. The flavour is what I’m crazy about… The bright red coloured cake along with cream cheese the perfect treat for valentines day…try making this cupcake to impress your valentine….
I had made these cupcakes for my sister’s music teacher’s son. He just loved them…
For the cake:
1 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cups granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring
1/2 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
For the cream cheese:
In a bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and set aside.
In other bowl beat in the sugar, eggs and butter until pale and fluffy.
Add in the vanilla extract.
Mix the food colour in the buttermilk.
Add in the flour and buttermilk starting and ending with flour in 3 batches.
In a small cup add the baking soda to the vinegar and mix it at the end to the batter and give it a good mix.
Line the cupcake tray with paper liners and fill the batter into each liner just half way full.
Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degree for 18-20 mins or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool in the wire racks and frost it with cream cheese frosting .
For the frosting:
In a large bowl beat in the cream cheese, butter and vanilla.
Add in the confectionary sugar gradually 1/2 cup at a time and adjust the amount of sugar depending on the desired consistency.
U can either use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to prepare your frosting.