Cupcakes - Red Velvet with Walnut Cream Cheese Frosting

I adore baking and love coming up with my own recipes.

Red velvet is one of my favourite cupcakes, and it was today's baking choice. Here is my recipe for red velvet cupcakes with walnut cream cheese frosting. Eat and enjoy!

Ingredients:

For cupcake  -

2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 oz. red food colouring (2 bottles)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking powder

For frosting -
1 cup walnuts, chopped
8 oz (2 sticks) unsalted butter
12 oz cream cheese

3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Method:
 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin tins or silicone pans with cupcake liners.

2. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside. In a smaller bowl, mix food coloring and cocoa powder to form a thin paste without lumps and set aside.


3. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla and the red cocoa paste, scraping down the bowl with a spatula as you go. Add one third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beat well, then beat in half of the buttermilk. Beat in another third of flour mixture, then second half of buttermilk. End with the last third of the flour mixture, beat until well combined, making sure to scrape down the bowl with a spatula.

4. In a small bowl, mix vinegar and baking soda. Be careful as it will fizz so don't do it in a shallow bowl. Add vinegar mixture to the cake batter and stir well to combine. Fill cupcake cups with cake batter until they are a little under 3/4 full. I ended up with 20 cupcakes. Place muffin tins in your preheated oven. Bake for approximately 20, rotating pans halfway through. The cupcakes are done when you are able to pat the tops and the cake springs back up. If it sinks down they are not yet complete. Or you can insert a toothpick into the center of a cupcake in the center of the tin and if it comes out clean they are done!

5. Cool the cupcakes in their tins on a wire rack for 10 minutes then remove and allow to cool completely before frosting. For frosting simply mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Note: You can't use a piping bag to frost the cupcakes because of the walnuts.




Enjoy!

H xoxo

2 comments

Orange Autumn said...

yummy!! these look so good! i'm a new follower!

Helen said...

Thank You. They were soooo good. Although my family got to most of them before I did! xoxo

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