A Recipe: Red Velvet Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Creamcheese Icing

Saturday, January 12, 2013
Red Velvet Cupcakes Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Recipe
Red Velvet Cupcakes Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Recipe
Red Velvet Cupcakes Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Recipe
Red Velvet Cupcakes Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Recipe
Red Velvet Cupcakes Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Recipe
Red Velvet Cupcakes Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Recipe
Red Velvet Cupcakes Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Recipe
Red Velvet Cupcakes Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Recipe
Red Velvet Cupcakes Cream Cheese Icing Chocolate Recipe

A Recipe: Red Velvet Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Creamcheese Icing and Coconut Sprinkles (This experience was kindly funded by ING DIRECT Wave and Save Promotion)

Over the Christmas/New Years Holidays I baked some of the yummiest and easiest cupcakes: Red Velvet Chocolate Cupcakes complete with cream cheese and coconut icing. I took the recipe straight from Taste.com:

Ingredients: 

  • 300g (2 cups) plain flour
  • 30g (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar
  • 250ml (1 cup) buttermilk
  • 200g unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 1 tbs white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp red food colouring
  • 2 x 250g pkts cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 300g (2 cups) pure icing sugar
  • 120g butter, extra, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence, extra

Method:


  1. Step 1
    Preheat oven to 170°C. Line eighteen 80ml (1/3 cup) capacity muffin pans with paper cases. Sift flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Stir through the sugar. Whisk the buttermilk, butter, eggs, vinegar and vanilla in a large jug until combined. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk mixture. Stir until just combined. Stir in the food colouring.
  2. Step 2
    Divide the mixture among the lined pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Step 3
    Use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese, icing sugar, extra butter and extra vanilla until smooth. Spread over cupcakes.

I decided to add some coconut desiccant to the top of my cupcakes (full recipe here). Also, 500 grams of cream cheese is quite alot to work with, but I found it was just enough, with the icing layer being very deep. But if you find that your cupcakes have risen considerably, you can use only half the cream cheese. Happy Baking!

13 comments :

B. said...

This looks amazing, Natalie! Red velvet cupcake is one of my faves and I'll have to try this sometime. Happy weekend!

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Mica said...

Yum, they look really good and I like the coconut on top! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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the creation of beauty is art. said...

Those look absolutely delicious!
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Mens Fashion Online said...

This is utterly delicious. I must make it tonight, thanks for the recipe...

Rosa C. said...

I love CupCake...
Chocolate Rose Style

GirlPeace said...

Yummy ♥

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XOXO

Marzipan said...

They look really good!

Miss Funny Face said...

So yummy! Thanks for sharing :D

Mina H said...

These look so delicious... must try these sometime..! Xx
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Patricia Ayuso said...

this look great!!! amazing post ;)
kiss
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huda said...

yummy cakes
want to eat

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el_martina said...

yummy! I need to try at home!

chiara pinna said...

Yum yum!!! this dessert is so cute...i love this pics!
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