Saturday, March 9, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

This very day my baby girl came into this world and completed our family. A very happy birthday to my baby. You paint our world (mostly PINK!) with colors and fill our hearts with your warmth. You wrap us all on your pinky finger, make us dance to your tunes (well to your singing to be precise!) and above all make us fall head over heals in love with ya.. I didn't know I could be so possessive about someone. Love you Goonda XOXO 

I made these cupcakes to celebrate her birthday. Yes, I did it a day before because being saturday it's going to be crazy busy if I wanted to do it. She was excited to see them when she came back from school. I let her decorate the frosting with sprinkles and some M n M's. For cupcake I used Ina Garten's recipe. It turned out really moist and amazing.

Prep Time : 20 min | Baking Time : 25 min | Makes : 24 cupcakes
Recipe Source - Ina Garten on Food network  


For Cupcake 
All-Purpose Flour + Multi-grain Flour - 2 and 1/2 Cups
Cocoa Powder - 2 tbsp.
Baking Powder - 1 tsp.
Baking Soda - 1 tsp.
Salt - 1 tsp.
Red food Color - 1 tsp.
Buttermilk - 1 Cup
Vanilla Extract - 2 tsp.
Sugar - 1 and 1/2 Cups
Unsalted Butter - 1 stick (1/4 lb) at room temp.
Large Eggs - 3 - at Room temp.

For Frosting:
Cream Cheese/ Mascarpone - 12 oz
Unsalted Butter (softened) - 1/3 Cup
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp.
Powdered Sugar - 2 Cups

Method of Preparation:

~ Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Line the muffin pan with paper liners
~ In a small bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and food color.
~ In a small bottle measure the buttermilk and add vanilla essence to it and shake it. See notes if buttermilk is not available.
~ In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light.
~ Add the eggs one by one and continue to beat wit the mixture until it's well incorporated.
~ Now start adding dry and wet ingredients in batches to the batter. Always begin and end with dry ingredients. Mix until everything is nicely combined.
~ Scoop with an ice cream scoop or a measuring cup (to give you equal quantity of cupcakes) and pour the batter into the muffin cups.
~ Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
~ Frost once the cupcakes are completely cooled down.

~ Beat butter and cream cheese at until creamy. 
~ Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
~ Continue to mix them using electric beater until everything is nicely incorporated and peaks are forming.
~ Decorate the cooled cupcakes 

Sending this kids favorite to Bon Vivant #13 - Kids Delight going on now @SumeesCulinary.

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  1. this look so lovely. have never tried red velvet at home. happy b'day to your baby.

  2. Happy birthday to ur girl.... Velvet cake looks awesome...

  3. Very nice cake and bday wishes to the princess

  4. Cute cupcakes for the little one. May she bring more joy to you. Happy birthday

  5. Happy Birthday baby. These cakes make me go droooooooool.

  6. Cupcakes look simply awesome. Wonderful preparation.

  7. Happy Birthday and enjoy her day with delicious cupcakes.

  8. Red velvet cupcakes looks delicious, Happy birthday to your Princess.

  9. A very happy birthday to your little princess! Looking at these cupcakes I am wishing a kiddie party comes up soon, so I could bake some of these...

  10. Happy bday to the little girl...and love ur cupcakes :)

  11. I donno y haven't I tried on red velvet cakes till now :( Your daughter might ve jumped with joy seeing this

  12. B'day greetings to the angel.

    CC looks divine.

  13. B'day wishes to your daughter. Barefoot Contessa is one of our fav show too...

  14. These cup cakes look so yummy...hi!first time here.. happy to follow visit my blog when you are free..


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