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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe With Frosting


As all of us know today happens to be Saint Valentine's day, when about 250 years back this holy person sacrificed his life for his beloved and paving way for lovers to express their love for the years to come. However, now a days couples and prospective couples pamper their lovers with gifts, cards and even romantic dinner to make this day special.

 Well, in my case my husband gave me a surprise by taking off from his work  for today and tomorrow. Moreover, he booked tickets for us in today's afternoon show after lunch at a decent restaurant. To add to the sweetness of today, prepared some cupcakes with decorative toppings. Sending this Valentine special recipe to Pari's Cooking for my Valentine event where CupoNation is sponsoring a giveaway.


Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup Self Rising Flour
8 tbsp unsalted Butter (softened)
2 tbsp Cocoa powder
1 tsp Red color
3/4 cup Sugar(granulated)
1 Egg
1 cup Buttermilk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Water
Pinch of salt


Frosting:
 250 gms Cream cheese

 2 tbsp Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
Any food color


Method:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 cup cake pan. 
In a small glass mix 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tsp water and red color. Mix thoroughly and leave this for 10 minutes. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt in a large bowl. Cream together butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well for a minute on medium speed. Add vanilla essence and mix well.  Blend in dry flour mixture into the sugar batter then 1/4 of buttermilk alternating until mixed well. 

Mix in red liquid and follow fold method (with a spatula cut down through the mixture, move across the bottom of the bowl and come back up). Fill up the lined cupcake pan only till half mark. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and place them on wire racks to cool completely. Once they are cooled completely, frost with your choice of frosting or decorate as you wish.


 I finished if off half of the lot with fingerlicking Cream Cheese Frosting and remaining with whipped cream with Cardamom flavour. Red Velvet cupcakes are traditionally frosted with Cream cheese which to me is a match made in heaven !! Added food color to make them more beautiful. Just remember to add it a couple of drops at a time though, then mix it. Stop when it reaches your desirable color. 

Take a large chilled bowl add in 250 gms cream cheese,  2 tbsp butter and 1 tsp vanilla essence and beat on a medium speed until blended well. Add sugar 1/3 at a time and beat till it reaches medium stiffness. Do Not Overbeat or it can turn runny !! Remaining frosting can be stored in a ziplock pouch can keep in freeze section upto 2 months. Just thaw it completely and run it on low speed to bring back the smooth consistency.

42 comments:

  1. Beautiful.....wonderful presentation......

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  2. Hope u had a wonderful experience today... Enjoy... Lovely cakes...

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  3. Simply lovely! Hope you have a Valentine's Day filled with love :)

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  4. O wow what a delicious cake. Have a great time with your hubby for Valentine's dear.

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  5. Lovely cake, love the frosting too....

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  6. Wow Deepa. Very attractive and decorative cupcake. Dekhei mone hochhe tomar barite giye kheye asi.




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  7. lovely cupcakes.i love re velvet cakes.

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  8. Happy Valentine's day dear... The cupcakes look so tempting.

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  9. Beautiful cup cakes :) enjoy your date Deepa... Happy Valentine's Day

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  10. beautiful dear
    enjoy ur date and happy valentine day to u

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  11. one of my absolute favs..happy v day :)

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  12. Delicious cupcakes with beautiful frosting...Enjoy your lunch and movie.

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  13. who can say no to this delicious cupcake!!! am drooling here!!!
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  14. Beautifully done, attractive cupcakes with delicious frosting,enjoy thoroughly ur vday dear.

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  15. These cupcakes looks awesome.
    I am sure u enjoyed the day :)
    Happy Valentine's Day Dear.

    -Raksha

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  16. Happy V day Deepa...cake looks badiya :)

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  17. Seems like you had a wonderful day ;)
    Beautiful cupcakes dear..
    Happy Valentine's day!!

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  18. Happy Valentines Day! The cup cakes are pretty pretty.. And the pics are gorgeous as usual!

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  19. Happy Valentine's Day!,cupcakes looks gorgeous..love it

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  20. OMG! what a stunning pic! Drooling here...Happy valentines day to you!!

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  21. looks super cute!!! Lovely pics.. great recipe! :)

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  22. Loved all the clicks unique in each way :) Nice cupcakes dear..Looks fantastic :)

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  23. Delicious red velvet cupcake, I made cookies, Love it.

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  24. Yummy cake..hope u had an awesome V-Day!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats corner

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  25. wow..love those cuties..looks yumm and nice presented.

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  26. Looks yum with those cute pics ...

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  27. Here after a long time. Lovely cup cakes and surely you must have enjoyed your day out.

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  28. Self raising paba jaye okhane..kothaye spencer e?..and cupcakes have come out so soft..majhe-2 eyi bhabhe surpises bhalo lagey tai to :-)..enjoy and Saraswati Puja r onek shubecha ..hugs and smiles

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  29. Wow luvly goodies, wonderful clicks.

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  30. Cupcakes looks great.happy valentine's day.

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  31. Cute cupcakes,hope you had a wonderful day yesterday.

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  32. Fantastic Cupcakes!!droolworthy pics too...:-)

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  33. hope u had a grt V DAY..This is one of my fav cupcakes,but I never get the colour :(

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  34. Red velvet cake looks delicious. Seems a wonderful gift for your Valentine:) Happy V day!

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  35. Just one word...Gorgeous!!!
    Your photos speak my dear Deeps! <3

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  36. Wonderful presentation, esp the one with cute little hearts is super and ofcourse the last one. Love the cupcakes..YUM

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  37. Wow!! Divine cupcakes! Lovely presentation with cute hearts!!Do visit my blog at- http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  38. Looks like you had a great vday.
    Thanks fr linking it to my event.

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