Keeping up with this month’s theme of celebrating my favourite cupcake flavours, I’m up with my next post and current favourite, Red Velvet and Vanilla Frosting. There’s something elegant about simplicity and this is just the cupcake that reflects that thought.
Crafted with the simplicity of any basic cupcake recipe, the two new additions to turn it into red velvet version requires just chocolate/cocoa powder and red colouring. To make mine extra chocolatey I have used both melted baking chocolate and cocoa powder along with red liquid colouring. This topped with an elegantly piped white frosting of vanilla spells beauty on a plate quite literally.
For a batch of approximately 12 cupcakes.
125 gms cake flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
125 gms butter at room temperature
125 gms white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
50 gms melted baking chocolate
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp red food colour (liquid preferred)
For the frosting:
3 tbsps butter, creamed
1 cup icing sugar
2 tsps vanilla essence
To prepare rhe cupcakes, sift together cake flour and baking powder and keep aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter until light and creamy. Add white sugar and eggs and continue mixing.
Gradually add sifted cake flour and baking powder part by part. At this stage you can use a hand mixer if you like. Add vanilla essence to the wet batter.
Add melted baking chocolate, cocoa powder and red food colour to the batter. Mix well if using your hands until the mixture is well blended and devoid of lumps if any.
Place batter in equal proportions in cupcake moulds and bake in a pre heated oven at 200 degrees C for 20-25 minutes. Using a skewer or toothpick, check if cakes are baked through.
Keep cupcakes aside for cooling. Meanwhile prepare the frosting.
In a mixing bowl cream butter until light and fluffy. Add icing sugar and mix well until batter is devoid of lumps if any. Add vanilla essence and blend well. Use extra icing sugar should you need to improve the consistency of the frosting.
Pipe onto cupcakes once cooled using a piping bag.
And devour, literally.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
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