Red Velvet cupcakes 紅絨小蛋糕

Red velvet cake is a cake with a dark red, bright red or red-brown colour with either vanilla or chocolate flavor, topped with cream cheese frosting.

I made this today, they were supposed to be red but it turns out brownish cause I didn’t put enough food colouring:/ was going to make this for valentine’s time day but I didn’t have time to do so.

Recipe from suzie's note

Red velvet sponge
60g butter [room temp], 1 egg, 150g caster sugar
10g cocoa powder, 20ml red food colouring
1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 120ml buttermilk
150g plain flour, 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1 tsp baking powder**, 1/2 tsp salt
- Cream the butter with the sugar, till all incorporated and the butter becomes a little pale in colour.
- Add in the egg, mixed well.
- Cocoa powder + red colour mix together into a paste. And add into the batter, mix well.
- Add vanilla extract into batter and pour in half of the buttermilk, mixed well. And pour the remaining buttermilk and mix.
- Sift all the powder ingredients into the batter, whisk into the batter quickily. Becareful not to overmix, otherwise your cake will become rock hard.
- Spoon or pipe into cupcake cases, baked at 175C for 16-18 mins

Cream cheese frosting

300g icing sugar, 50g unsalted butter [room temp], 125g cream cheese [cold]
- Cream the butter and icing sugar together, until  you get like white sand looking.
- Add the cold cheese at once and whisk well. As all ingredient has incorporated, you will find the whole thing really stiff. Continue to whisk until you get a fluffy texture (about 5 minutes)
- Spoon into a glassware, wrap with clingfilm and leave it in the fridge till you are ready to decorate.


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