Feb 3, 2011

Red Velvet Goodness,,,

Last night I had the urge to bake, and since I had all the goodies I needed to make Red Velvet Cupcakes.... thats is exactly what I made... whats better then a cupcake with a hint of chocolate and thats red? With yummilicious icing to top it off... I love devouring mine with good old Strawberries.. Yummilicious!

Ingredients for cupcakes

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2tbs cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter at room temp
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs (or 3 medium ones)
1tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk (If u don't have it.. add 1 tbs of white vinegar OR lemon to a cup of milk.. and let set for 5- 10 minutes, you can also use Laban)
2tbs RED food colouring
1tsp white vinegar
1 tsp baking soda


  1. Pre heat oven to 375 and have your cupcake OR cake pans ready (greased)
  2. Mix the flour, salt, cocoa powder, and baking soda.. set aside
  3. Mix the butter with sugar, add the eggs one at a time, add the buttermilk
  4. Mix the two together.. add the tsp vinegar, vanilla, and red food colouring... mix well..
  5. Put into the pans.. and leave in oven for about 20-25 minutes for Cupcakes.. since this makes about 24 small cupcakes... I would suggest you check the cupcakes at 15 minutes on the second batch.

Ingredients for icing:

This time I used about 10 kiri packages (the small square ones)
about 1/3 cup butter
2 cups icing sugar
1tsp vanilla

Mix well till fluffy, and refrigerate till you are ready to use

For decorativeness, I used sugar with red food colouring and sprinkled it on top, served it with strawberries... and they were good to go!


I also have a great recipe for red velvet whoopie pies, I will make them soon and post it here enshallah.