Friday, 13 February 2015

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Hi Guys,
I thought seeing as its Valentines Day tomorrow, which I cant believe as this year is going so quickly! I'd share a recipe that I've been loving from the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days book. For Red Velvet Cupcakes, which also suit Valentines Day because of their colour, but even if it wasn't then you never need an excuse for cake anyway!
YOU WILL NEED:
For the cupcakes:                                   For the cream cheese frosting:
60g Softened Unsalted Butter                  300g Sifted Icing Sugar
150g Caster Sugar                                          50g Softened Unsalted Butter
150g Plain Flour                                             125g Cold Cream Cheese
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda                                
1/2 tsp Salt                                                     
120ml Butter Milk                                         
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Large Egg
10g Cocoa Powder
20ml (3 1/2 tsp) Red Food Colouring
1 1/2 tsp White Wine Vinegar
Cupcakes
1. Line your muffin tin, this recipe makes 12 Cupcakes. Then Preheat your oven to 170c / 325F / Gas Mark 3.
2. Using a mixer with a whisk or paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar at a medium speed until its fluffy and light. Then add the egg slowly, on a high speed, until everything is completely mixed.
3. Using a separate bowl, add the cocoa powder, red food colouring and vanilla extract, mix till it forms a thick dark paste. Then add the butter mixture until its evenly combined and has a even colour. Turn down the mixer to a low speed, then add in half the butter milk slowly, beating until it is well mixed, then adding half the flour until well mixed too. Repeat adding the butter milk and flour. Turn up the mixer back to a high speed, to create a smooth mix.
4. Finally turn back down the mixer to a low speed, add the salt, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to the mix, then beat for a few more minutes on a high speed.
5. Fill the cases two thirds up with the batter and bake them for 20 to 25 minutes. 
Cream Cheese Frosting
1. Again using your electric mixer, beat together the icing sugar and butter on a medium to slow speed, until the mixture is well mixed.
2. Add the cream cheese all in one go to the mixture, beat until it is incorporated fully into the mix, continue to beat it until the mixture is light and fluffy for at least 5 minutes, but don't over beat.
3. Once your cupcakes have cooled, pipe your icing on top!
If you find the frosting is just not that bit sweet enough you can also add a dash of vanilla extract just to sweeten it too.

I think Ive become obsessed with the Humming Bird Bakery Recipes, so I hope you like them as I have found quite a few more I cant wait to try! Let me know if theres anything you'd like to see too!

Eloise x

13 comments:

  1. these look absolutely delicious! i love the hummingbird bakery recipes - nice post!

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  2. These look soo good! I really want to get the Hummingbird Bakery book but I'd just bake all the time and become so big haha!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  3. I absolutely love Red Velvet cupcakes, I'll definitely be trying these out at some point, I much prefer cupcakes to a full cake! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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  4. These look yum yum yum!! X

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  5. Red Velvet are my favourite cupcakes! Your cream cheese icing looks yummy! Iv found using Wiltons Red Food Colouring really makes the cake red as i struggled getting them to turn out red for ages until i used that and its cheap too x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  6. This look so yummy! I've always wanted to try baking my own red velvet cakes :)
    Kirsty x


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