RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Hello everyone! If any of you follow me on my Instagram page, you would remember me sharing a photograph of the red velvet cupcakes I made a few days back. There is a story behind me making those. And yes, there is a story behind almost everything that happens! I have been here in the US of A since about a year and a half now and there are very few friends that I have made here. One of my very good friends, for good or for bad, went back to India. Last month, she was here again to help her husband with moving. The moment she met me this time, she asked me where are your cakes? Where is your red velvet cake? She remembered the Red Velvet Cake that I made early this year for my husband on Valentine’s day. So in honor of my affection for her, I made these Red Velvet cupcakes! This was a new recipe that I tried and me, along with everyone else, loved these!

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I must also share here that my love for Red velvet cakes dates back to my days in Delhi. Me and Ritu, who is my best friend and author of The Indian Beauty Blog share our love for food. We used to go to amazing restaurants and mostly to Hauz Khas Village in search of a good Red Velvet Cake. And then life brought me here and I developed my love for cooking which soon progressed to baking. I don’t know what, but something about a red velvet cake drives me crazy! It attracts me! I think for me, it represents ‘romance’!

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So what is a Red Velvet cake? I have done my research. It is basically a vanilla cake with a little bit of cocoa. It is red, bright red or red brown in colour. This cake is typically paired with a cream cheese frosting. The cake itself has buttermilk and vinegar as an important ingredient and is supposed to have a hint of sourness. I love it!

This recipe is taken from CupcakeJemma. And the recipe is simple. If I could do it, so can you!

Without wasting any more time, let’s get straight to the recipe.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
The most amazing and moist red velvet cupcakes with easy cream cheese frosting!
red velvet cupcakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
For the sponge
For the frosting
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
For the sponge
For the frosting
red velvet cupcakes
Instructions
For the sponge
  1. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and salt into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add (very soft) butter and eggs to this. If your are using a stand mixer, beat this on low to medium speed for about a minute. If you are using your hands for mixing, you are going to take a bit longer for this. Everything should be well combined.
  3. In the buttermilk, add the red colour. Now the normal liquid red colour would not work for this recipe. It is not strong enough. You are going to have to find paste or red food color powder. Also, add the vanilla extract and mix well. The color should come out to be bright red.
  4. Add this mixture slowly to the butter and flour mixture. Mix for about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the baking soda to the vinegar. This would cause the liquid to fizz a little bit. That's exactly what we are looking for. Add this immediately to the mixing bowl and mix well for about 30-40 secs.
  6. Make sure you do not overmix the batter.
  7. Line your cupcake tins and pour the batter into them. Fill the liners till about 2/3rd.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 170 C or 335 F for about 20-22 minutes.
For the frosting
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the softened butter along with cream cheese. Beat for about a minute till they are a little fluffy.
  2. Add the icing sugar to it. Make sure you have sifted the icing sugar. Start beating on a low speed otherwise the sugar will fly all over the place. Mix till everything is combined well and is light and fluffy.
  3. Cover with a cling film unless you are ready to use it. Cover it such that the cling film touches the surface of the frosting.
  4. When your cupcakes are nice and cool, pop the frosting over them and decorate with your favourite toppings. I used red velvet crumbs. You can use sprinkles too!
  5. Enjoy!
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I hope you try this recipe and I hope you like it!

Till next time…

XO, Sakshi!



2 thoughts on “RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING”

  • These look so good Sakshi, my daughter swears by cupcake jemma’s recipes adn I have tried some as well so I’m sure these taste awesome. Good job , I’m sure your friend loved that you went all out to make her these cupcakes:)

    • Thank you so much! I love her and her recipes! She seems like such a fun person..it is a joy to watch her. Thank u for stopping by! 🙂

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