Sunday, July 1, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I have been wanting to make this for a while now but the steps was too challenging and complex...okay you bakers out there... shut up! If I can burn toast, I can burn anything ;) I may not be able to bake to save my life, at least I am still trying..

So, these steps are not too hard... I think!

Recipe is from my friend Suz @

Ingredients (for 12 normal sized cupcakes or about 30 baby cakes)

60g unsalted butter - at room temperature
150g caster sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
10g cocoa powder
20mL red food colouring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
120mL buttermilk
150g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarb
1 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar

300g icing sugar, sifted
50g unsalted butter - at room temperature
125g cream cheese


1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius and line a cupcake pan with cases.
2. Cream together the butter and the caster sugar until pale and fluffy.
3. In a small bowl, mix together the food colouring, cocoa and vanilla extract into a thick paste.
4. Add the paste to the butter and beat together until the colour is evenly mixed through, making sure to scrape down the sides.
5. On slow speed, add half the buttermilk and beat, and then add half the flour and beat for a minute or two.
6. Add the remainder of the buttermilk and flour and beat together until all combined.
7. Add the salt, bicarb and vinegar, turning up the speed and beating for a few minutes until the mixture is completely light and fluffy.
8. Spoon into the patty cases and bake for 22 minutes if normal sized cupcake and 15 for babycakes.
9. Allow the cupcakes to cool for a few minutes in the tin and then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.
10. For the frosting, beat together the icing sugar and the butter for a few minutes. Add the cream cheese and beat on medium-high speed for a few minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy.
11. When the cupcakes are cool, frost the cupcakes and enjoy

Jackie's tips: While I was waiting for my cupcakes to bake, I started beating the frosting. I filled the piping bag full of frosting and sat it in a tall cup, in the fridge for a few minutes.

And.....voila!!! Even my furkid wants one!


thesuzchef said...

Glad you liked the recipe! I'd love to be eating one of these right now!

Jackie Brodin said...

Thank you so much for your recipe and I don't know what I would do without your blog. ;)

Food is our religion said...

the last pic with the dog is so cute! I think he got hungry from the baking aroma lol

Jackie Brodin said...

Yes :) have teasing him all day. Cooking and baking :)

chocolatesuze said...

that looks great Jackie! absolutely love red velvet cake!

sugarpuffi said...

love red velvet cakes! love your perfect little domes when baked!

Jackie Brodin said...

Thx Sugarpuffi :)

Jackie Brodin said...

Aww shucks Suz, i try :) this was a win. Baking is always a surprise with me.

wedding cars Australia said...

looks very testy

Jackie Brodin said...

Thank Wedding Cars Aust for all your lovely comments. Just check out your site, very impressive fleet you got, love it...

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