Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcakes- for my valentine....

From so long I was thinking of making these beauties and I got the occasion at last. The red colour makes it perfect for a Valentines day.

These red velvet cupcakes have a mild chocolate flavor, that is by adding a tbsp of cocoa powder. The red colour is due to the addition of red liquid edible colour. This will make the cupcakes look more beautiful. As buttermilk is added these cupcakes will be more moist and soft.

Usually over these cupcakes, cream cheese frosting is used to decorate. But I didn’t have that with me, so I made a butter icing which my kid loved to lick.

When I googled, there were so many sites with different type of ingredients. Finally I decided to make this from one of the blog’s. For some ingredients I added less quantities than the original recipe requires.

So here is a perfect recipe on a perfect day....

Adapted from food network

  1. All purpose flour / Maida- 1 ¼ Cup
  2. Baking Powder- ¼ tsp
  3. Salt- A pinch
  4. Cocoa Powder- 1 tbsp
  5. Unsalted Butter- !/4 Cup
  6. Sugar- ¾ Cup
  7. Egg- 1 no
  8. Vanilla Essence- ½ tsp
  9. Butter Milk- ½ Cup
  10. Red food colouring- 1 tbsp
  11. Vinegar- ½ tsp
  12. Baking soda- ½ tsp
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. In this add egg and beat well.Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Keep this aside.
  3. Mix butter milk along with red food colour and this alternately with flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture.
  4. In a small bowl mix vinegar and baking soda, the mixture will fizz and quickly add this to the flour batter.
  5. Pour this in the greased cupcake liners and bake in the preheated oven for 20 - 30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let them cool on wire racks and when it is completely cooled decorate with cream frosting.


  1. You know Zareena...Deepa has made these today and she too frosted with yellow cream....munched these at her place today...these cakes looks so yum...

  2. Happy Valentine's Day dear...cute cupcake and yummy frosting...

  3. Very cute cupcakes,love that yellow cream frosting,gives a beautiful aspect to the cupcakes.

  4. OMG! what a stunning pic! Drooling here...

  5. hapi val dear..perfect one!!look s super moist!!


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