Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

17:15 Niloufer Riyaz 2 Comments

Tomorrow December 18 is Qatar National Day... a day filled with joy the whole country both expats n citizens gear up to celebrate QND every year and this year too you can see the corniche is decked up with lights of the National flag.. All the Malls... shops.. cars.. buildings... all decked up for celebrating QND.. Its festive mood everywhere.. Last year I posted this recipe on QND and it was a traditional recipe..




        This year wanted to do something colorful and I think with going for Cake Decorating Classes my mind got fixed in baking and cake decorating.... Found cupcake liners in LuLu Hypermarket that matched the festive mood.. then with lots of browsing   settled down for Red Velvet Cupcake...
thought the color would match the QND... I ve followed  Nigella's recipe which turned out great..
I made only  half the recipe as for the past two weeks Ive been baking ..baking.. and baking only..
and also limit the consumption..hehehe....
    I got 6 overfilled delicious cupcakes.... (my mistake... didnt know the batter would rise so high)..
The cupcakes were soo moist n was not too sweet  and the sweet cream cheese Icing complemented it perfectly... if you are not fond of icing then sprinkle them with icing sugar...
I colored half the icing in Burgundy to match the qatar flag color.. the final product turned out how I wanted alhamdulillah.. and I am happy I could make something special to join the festive mood here in this beautiful country..



I am sharing the recipe for making 24 cupcakes you can always half the quantity to make them 12..
now off to the recipe..

You Need:

RED VELVET CUPCAKE
Makes 24 cupcakes

All purpose Flour                               250 gms
Cocoa Powder                                    2 tbsp
Baking Powder                                   2 tsp
Bi carbonate of Soda                          1/2tsp
Unsalted Butter                                   100gms
Castor Sugar                                       200 gms
Red Gel color                                     1/2 heaped tsp
Vanilla essence                                   2 tsp
Large Eggs                                          2 nos
Buttermilk                                         175 ml
Cider Vinegar                                    1 tsp

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Icing Sugar                                       500gms
Butter                                                125 gms
Cream Cheese (room temp)              125 gms
Cider Vinegar                                    1 tsp
red sprinkles for decorating




PREPARATION:

FOR RED VELVET CUPCAKES:

Preheat oven @170* C .
Place cup cake liners in two regular Muffin tins ( 1 muffin tin can make 12 cupcakes/muffins)
Shift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda together
Cream the butter and sugar  well.. when the mixture becomes soft and looks pale in color add the food coloring and vanilla essence and mix well.
Now while mixing add half the dry ingredients and 1 egg.. mix well.. then add the remaining dry ingredients and one more egg..
At last add the buttermilk and cider vinegar and mix well..
Divide the mixture into the cup cake liners... fill only half the liner.. do not over fill
Bake them for about 20 minutes. insert a toothpick to test.. if it comes out clean then it is done.
After 10 minutes remove them from the tin and allow them to cool completely

FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

Shift the icing sugar ..
Beat the icing sugar, cream cheese, butter and cider vinegar  for about 5 minutes.. it would have formed a smooth and luscious icing ..

TO ASSEMBLE:
Ice each cupcake with a spoon or spatula and decorate with sprinkles.


NOTES:
1.coloring the icing is completely optional.
2. If you plan to frost the cupcakes with rosettes or swirl you will need more icing
3. you can make the cup cakes a day before .. cool and put in an air tight box and place it in the refrigerator
4. It tastes best when iced and eaten on the same day.. but store if any leftover in an air tight box and place it in the refrigerator.


2 comments:

Jaleela Banu said...

wow very neat and beautifull

Thank u akkašŸ’•