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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting-Gift for a friend
Monday, 18 July 2011 | posted by Simply bakes

I was watching DC Cupcakes a show on Star World and was really inspired by their Red Velvet Cupcakes. So basically what this show is about, is two sisters Sophie and Katherine giving up their co-operate jobs and risking it all to chase after their dream, which was to open their very own cupcake store called 'Georgetown Cupcakes'. What really touched me most about this show is because i also have a twin sister who i can really count on. I guess we are really close but too bad she is not into baking :) Moving on,
I got this recipe for Red Velvet cupcakes from a youtube video by Magnolia Bakery : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UXVqmM63fU&feature=relmfu

The end result is an incredibly soft, moist and fluffy cake. My cupcakse rose quite high in the oven and sadly, some of it overspilled and ruined the presentation of the cupcakes. I guess i was too careful of knocking air out of the batter so in the end, they became really light and airy, which is a good thing of course because thats what cupcakes are supposed to be. Muffins on the other hand should be very dense and moist.

This recipe is definitely a keeper because the wonderfully moist cake really just blends well in your mouth, plus the batter is really easy to make! In this recipe, i used apple cider vinegar + baking soda which cause a reaction and foam. Its really quite fascinating actually:D

However, the cream cheese frosting which is a must in every red velvet cupcake was a failure. :( I got the recipe from Laura Vitale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxSJjioS-k4&feature=related 
sadly, my end result was just a liquidy substace which is way too sweet. Anyone who has the perfect, no-fail recipe, pls dont hesitate at all to comment and share with me your recipe! You can also email me at lim.yingxuan@dhs.sg

I melted some chocolate, put in some butter, dug a hole in the centre of the cupcakes and filled them which the chocolate 'ganache' for extra flavour. See how moist and fine the crumbs are?

Ingredients for Red Velvet Cupcake:
3 1/2 cups cake flour (sifted) (I used 1 cup cake flour and the rest plain flour)
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temp.
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs at room temp.
6 tbsp food colouring (I used about 2)
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar + 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1. Cream butter, vanilla extract and sugar together
2. Add in salt and eggs one at a time and mix well until just incorporated.
3. mix the flour and cocoa powder together in a seperate bowl. (Dry ingredients)
4. Add in 1/3 of the dry ingredients into the mixer and mix well. Be careful not to overmix or else the cake would end up really dry.
5. Alternate with 1/3 of the buttermilk and then another 1/3 of the dry ingredients.
6. mix together baking powder and vinegar before adding into the batter. mix well.
7. lastly, add the food colouring until a deep red colour is obtained.
8. Bake at a 180 degree celcius oven for about 20 mins.
9. Competly cool before frosting.

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