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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Eggless Red Velvet Cupcake With CreamCheese Frosting

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Red Velvet Cupcakes are a big fat challenge. No matter what I did they always used to turn up in unappealing color of rust brown. Perhaps it was my hesitancy to add so much color to a food even though it was edible coloring and all. This time though I put a plug to my squeamishness and added more coloring to the cupcake batter.They ended up looking almost like how a RVC should look like - Classy, Special and Red! Base recipe is from here. I made a few changes and made  it egg-less.
Ingredients(Makes 6 Cupcakes):
  • 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder (Do not use Dutch Cocoa)
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar (Lightly powdered in a blender)
  • 1/3 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 Tbsp Wilton's Liquid Red Food Coloring 
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/8 Cup Applesauce
  • 1/4 Tsp White Vinegar
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
For the Cream-cheese Frosting (For ~8-10 Cupcakes):
  • 4 Tbsp/1/2 Stick Unsalted  Butter, softened
  • 1/2 Bar(4 oz) Cream-cheese (I used 1/3 Less Fat Philadelphia CC)
  • 2 to 2-1/2 Cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Procedure:
  • In a wide shallow bowl, add the buttermilk.
  • Mix the red food coloring along with a tbsp of milk and add it to the bowl. Then add the remaining wet ingredients -- applesauce and vanilla extract to the bowl.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda in another bowl. Add salt and incorporate. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix using a spatula only till combined.  Line a 6-Cup Muffin pan with wrappers.Divide the batter evenly amongst the 6 cups.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake in the top rack anywhere from 18 to 22 minutes. Mine took only 18 minutes to bake until a tooth pick inserted in the middle came out clean. Cool completely prior to frosting.
  • Make the Frosting: Whip the softened butter and cream-cheese for 3-4 minutes.
  • Once well combined, add sugar in batches and the Vanilla extract too. The frosting should neither be too thick or too soft. 
  • Once it reaches the piping consistency, spoon the frosting into the piping bag that is attached to Wilton's 2D tip.
  • Pipe over the cupcakes. Garnish with a few crumbs, entirely optional. Keep it in the refrigerator and remove it 5 minutes prior to serving.




Enjoy! 
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34 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece of cake..lovely colour..

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  2. u have left me speechless love that red color....and the icing looks gorgeous..dashing treat.simply too good.

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  3. wow!!! what a colorful delicious cake......its just tempting me!!!

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  4. Mindblowing cupcakes, simply love to have some.

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  5. Even I am afraid of trying this because of the food colour. But the cup cakes look so cute and I love to try these...

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  6. wowwie. that looks so pretty. true, RVC is as classy as it sounds! :D
    and it's eggless too, fantastic.

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  7. red velvet are my fave cupcakes - looks so good

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  8. Love it love it love it . its an awesome color .. very very tempting cake

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  9. they look delicious...i make these pretty often too

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  10. These look so.pretty and feminine...imagine a lady in a red gown and a lovely white sash...beautiful!

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  11. Superb, they hv come out perfect, Super like your clicks
    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  12. They look gorgeous.
    BTW, I never had a classmate called Arogya. That's a real name, right? :)
    May be a confusion, I guess.

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  13. Perfect looking Red Velvet cupcakes. Love the frosting and decoration.

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  14. The cup cake looks so colorful and it is gorgeous with the frosting...feel like grabbing it from the screen...

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  15. Love the red hue on the cupcakes...awesome and so tempting. I've been wanting to try it for a long time .....since you've made my work of making it eggless I'll happily try your version....thanks and I'm awestruck with the pictures...so nice!!!

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  16. Looks delicious...love the color of his cake

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  17. When i saw the picture the first word came from my mouth is wow beautiful color combination and cake looks so soft and yummm

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous! Even I am hesitant in using food color. But the finished product is worth every drop of color :)

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  19. wonderful, decent way of xplaining every detail.n that too with pictures, fortunate to have come across ur blog.wud luv to get more such recepies. keep smiling dear

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  20. wonderful, decent way of xplaining every detail.n that too with pictures, fortunate to have come across ur blog.wud luv to get more such recepies. keep smiling dear

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  21. wonderful xplanation .step by step process , easy to understand,that too with pictures. fortunate to have come across this blog.keep smiling dear

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  22. applesauce? can you tell me is it ready or home made?

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  23. can you telme how to make applesauce? or is it store bought?

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