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!
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’!
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.
You can check out my other baking related recipes here.
I hope you try this recipe and I hope you like it!
Till next time…