Haniela's: ~Red Velvet Cupcakes~

~Red Velvet Cupcakes~

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I hope you are having a great weekend. Temperatures have escalated into 90's F, we managed to put the AC unit in the window, fans are running, house is cleaned, floors washed, garden is watered, rug is cleaned, Tae-bo workout is done, laundry done, porch swept, pictures of the garden  taken. Okay I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with myself today. Oh and I actually made some cookies in the morning.
I feel like I need to get one of those T-shirt that say SuperWoman!
Do you know why I've accomplished so much? I turned of my PC. Oh yes, I did. Hard to believe but I spent the whole day PC free. Amazing how much stuff I can get done this way!
Oh I forgot PC got Cleaned as well, I mean have you ever looked inside of this thing, it gets so filthy, lots of dust that adheres to everything, fans, motherboard, graphic card etc. Actually I use Q-tips to get it off of fans and then I vacuum the whole thing down.We clean them often to make sure they are happy which translate  to me being happy that my PC is running okay. Dust can cause some serious PC problems so if you haven't cleaned your machine in several months it is probably screaming for help right now.

So as for those who are looking for something sweet toothed, today I will share a recipe for yummy Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Red Velvet Cupcakes
1 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons regular or Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/4 cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cups (150 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1egg yolk 
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup  buttermilk or sour cream
1tbl  red food  liquid coloring
1/2 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Bake Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350F
Sift together : sifted cake flour, salt, cocoa. Set aside
In the bowl of electric mixer, beat butter with sugar until doubled in volume and fluffy, add egg and egg yolk, one at a time, beat until well mixed, add vanilla extract.

In a small dish, using a fork combine buttermilk and red food coloring.
In 3 additions, starting and ending with flour, add Flour and Buttermilk Mixture into the butter mixture.Beating on low speed until incorporated.
In a small cup combine vinegar and baking soda, let the mixture fizz(it will be little foamy) and then at once fold it into the batter.

Fill your lined muffin pan, work quickly, smooth the tops with back of the spoon or spatula.
Bake in preheated oven at 350F for about 18-23 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
Rotate the muffin pan in half way of baking time.

Once done, let cupcakes cool in the pan for about 5minutes, then remove onto the cooling rack and cool completely. 

Cream Cheese Frosting

1package cream cheese(226grams)
1/4 stick butter at room temperature(1 stick=114grams, 1/4 stick-30grams)
2tbl heavy cream
1tbl Honey
1/2 cup-2cups powdered sugar to taste( If you prefer sweet icing use more sugar, I don't like desserts too be too sweet :-)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1-2 tbl heavy cream

Beat cream cheese until smooth, add room temperature butter and beat until smooth and well combined, add honey and powdered sugar. Taste. Add more sugar if desired. Beat in  heavy cream and vanilla extract.

Frost Cupcakes

If using blue frosting details like in the picture. Take about 1/2 cup of icing and color it with blue food coloring.
Frost cupcake with a large star tip with white cream cheese icing and then add small stars using blue cream cheese.

~Happy Memorial Day Weekend~


  1. They look fanatstic! I ma sure taht is the way they taste too:)

  2. SUPER WOMAN for sure! Awesome job in getting so much done! You're right too that when we turn our computers off for a day, we can get so much other stuff done. Unfortunately then you come back to your computer and have 133 emails and to do lists and ugh... I loved hearing about your very productive day. You rock Hani!

  3. Great dessert choice for your Memorial weekend. HOpe you are enjoying a lovely one!

  4. Thank you for sharing! I've been looking for that perfect red velvet recipe!