Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Red velvet cupcakes

I love love love my red velvet cake recipe.  It's truly one of those go-to recipes I will never leave.  Ever.  Case in point, I made these red velvet cupcakes for Valentine's Day and my favorite pseudo-sister Brenna's birthday.  I have to say, I could eat these all day, every day.  Ok, maybe not, but they are good.
My only beef with this recipe is that the crumb is VERY VERY delicate.  The first time I made this recipe I was almost glad I had ran out of cream cheese frosting b/c I think the thick heavy frosting would have demolished it.  It almost did here but I ended up making the cake super cold (think, near frozen) and let the frosting sit out, but not longer than an hour (after 4 hours at room temp, bad things would have grown in it).   The "crumb" coat did exactly that, it crumbed my cake!
For these cupcakes, I actually used the mistake frosting I had made the first time around b/c I knew one of my co-workers really liked it and in all honesty, I did too.  Then again, marshmallow fluff always makes me happy.  :)
I only filled them just above half way.  I wanted to make some minis too for Brenna.  But I have a tendency to never fill them enough!
See, not even reaching the tops!
The little minis
Mmmm....  frosty!!!
 Getting ready to be picked up by Brenna-boo
 Pretty Wilton box :)
 Isn't she gorgeous?  :)
 Look at that dark red yumminess!  It gets darker the more cocoa you add.  And there is added flavor.  Yum!



Ivy said...

Great looking cupcakes!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

I have never made nor eaten red velvet cupcakes! Looking at yours makes me realise I have been missing out. Wish I had a pretty box of them to take away too :)

NikiTheo said...

You've never had red velvet cupcakes?!?! They are my favorite! A must try at least once in your life!

Laurelena said...

Mmmm, those look good. I love Red Velvet.

Maria said...

Oooh, those look good! I love red velvet.