Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe

As promised, this one's for you Munie. Biasalah aku, lembab nak posting. I took the recipe from Nabeyl. Kalau korang click link tu, boleh tengok gambar sekali.

Ingredients and Steps
For the Red Velvet cupcakes (Makes 24)

120g/ 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter, at room temperature
300g/1 1/2 cups caster sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons red food colouring(liquid) I used red food colouring powder.So 2 1/2 teaspoons was enough.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
240ml/1 cup of buttermilk
300g of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
3 teaspoons of white vinegar

  • Beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Change to high speed and slowly add the eggs.Beat until well mixed.
  • In another bowl, mix together cocoa powder, red food colouring and vanilla extract. Mix to make a thick paste.
  • Add the paste to the butter mixture and mix well until everything is evenly combined.
  • Using low speed on the mixer, beat in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk until everything is well incorporated.Turn the mixer up to high speed and mix until you get a smooth, even mixture.
  • Turn back to slow speed.Add baking soda and white vinegar.
  • Lastly, put the mixer on high speed and beat for a couple of minutes.
  • Pour the mixture into the paper case about 2/3 full and bake in a preheated oven (170 Celcius) for 20- 25 minutes.You can check by inserting a skewer in the centre.It should come out clean.
After removing the cupcakes from the oven, leave them to cool slightly.Then remove the cupcakes from the pan to let them cool completely on a wire rack

For the Cream Cheese Frosting ( Enough for 24 cupcakes)

  • 600g/4 cups of icing sugar, sifted ( Reduce the icing sugar if you find it too sweet)
    100g/6 tablespoons of unsalted butter
    250g of cream cheese, cold

  • Beat the icing sugar and butter on medium speed until the mixture combines and is well-mixed.
  • Add cream cheese all at once and beat until well mixed.Turn the mixer to a medium-high speed/
  • Beat the frosting until it is light and fluffy for about 5 minutes.
  • DO NOT OVERBEAT! As this will make the frosting to become runny.
  • When the cupcakes are cold, spoon the cream cheese frosting on top and decorate as you wish.I sprinkled the top with the red crumbs from the cupcakes
Dalam bahan2 yg ada tu, I find it difficult to get buttermilk..sebab aku malas nak gi Bake with Yen or other bakery shop, I search for it in Giant. Kejap gi tempat butter, kejap gi tempat fresh milk. Cakap sorang2 'Menatang apa buttermilk ni wehh?'. Last2 ambik handphone and google buttermilk..owh ada replacementnya. Senang je - 1 cawan fresh milk campurkan dgn 1 sudu besar cuka makan, kacau, biar 15 minit..dan kacau lagi sebelum masukkan dalam adunan seperti step yg disebut di atas. Siappp. Dari apa yang aku baca, buttermilk tu boleh tahan mahal harganya. So, buat je lah cara mudah ni, tak lari pun dia punya rasa.

Selamat mencuba!

2 comments:

Munie Mustafa said...

TQ amy ...i lap u!!! aku dah buka blog nabil tu tapi cari tak jumpa..hahahha..saja nak merap hang amy ...hehhehe...

Amy said...

Hihi Nabil tu rajin update blog so mmg bercintaa la nak cari balik tapi demi mu aku letak link yg direct ke post dia..bleh tengok gambaq sekali. Takpa, merap tu tanda hang sayang kat aku kana? :)