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
  • 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.

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

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

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

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  4. Mindblowing cupcakes, simply love to have some.

  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...

  6. nice that rich frosting too.

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

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

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

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

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

  12. Superb, they hv come out perfect, Super like your clicks

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

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

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

  16. 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 nice!!!

  17. Looks the color of his cake

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

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

  20. Love the colour and want to have a bite!!!

  21. 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

  22. 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

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

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

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


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