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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

VIDEORECIPE Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

What's so special about Red Velvet Cupcakes, anyway? It's the crumb. True to its name, it's "velvety" and soft, with a hint of vanilla and chocolate flavour, not to mention the striking vibrant red colour! Frosted with fluffy cream cheese frosting.

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Ingredients

number of servings
12

DRY INGREDIENTS

  • 113 cups cake flour sub plain all purpose flour Added to
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder( unsweetened) Added to
  • 112 teaspoon baking powder NOT baking soda Added to
  • pinch of salt Added to

WET INGREDIENTS

  • 60 g unsalted butter( softened Added to
  • 23 Cup caster sugar (superfine sugar) Added to
  • 2 large eggs(at room temperature) Added to
  • 13 Cup vegetable oil (or canola) Added to
  • 12 Cup buttermilk(at room temperature Added to
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Added to
  • 12 teaspoon white vinegar Added to
  • 1 tablespoon red food colouring Added to

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 13 Cup unsalted butter(softened) Added to
  • 170 g Philadelphia block cream cheese( softened Added to
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla essence Added to
  • 0.125 teaspoon salt Added to
  • 212 cups soft icing sugar mixture (powdered sugar-sifted) Added to
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Directions

110 min.
1. Step

CUPCAKES:

2. Step

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F (160°C fan). Line a standard 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake liners.Sift Dry ingredients together into a bowl.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

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3. Step

Cream butter: Put the butter in a separate bowl and beat on speed 2 for 1 minute with an electric mixer or stand mixer (paddle attachment).

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

4. Step

Cream sugar: Add sugar then beat for a further 2 minutes, same speed, until the butter is very pale yellow, almost white.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

5. Step

Beat in eggs: Add the eggs one at a time beating for 30 seconds on speed 1 after each addition.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

6. Step

Add remaining Wet ingredients: Add oil, buttermilk, vanilla and red food colouring then beat on Speed 1 until incorporated and the batter is smooth.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

7. Step

Beat in flour: Sprinkle the Dry ingredients across the surface and mix on Speed 1 for just 20 seconds. Scrape down sides of the bowl, then mix again for 10 seconds. The batter should now be smooth – few small lumps is ok. Do not keep beating – overworks batter = cupcakes not as soft!

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

8. Step

Fill pan: Divide the batter between the 12 cupcake liners – it should fill 3/4 of the way, but it depends on the size of the cupcake liners you use.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

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9. Step

Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the middle cupcake comes out clean.Cool: Immediately remove cupcakes onto a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting with cream cheese frosting.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

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10. Step

FROSTING:

11. Step

Cream butter: Place butter in a bowl and beat for 1 minute until it's smooth and starts to become paler in colour – speed 6 on stand mixer, speed 9 for electric beater.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

12. Step

Cream cream cheese: Add cream cheese then beat for a further 1 minute on the same speed until smooth.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

13. Step

Add icing sugar: Add icing sugar in 4 batches, beating in between until incorporated, starting on speed 1 so you don't get a dust storm in your face!

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

14. Step

Beat until fluffy: Add vanilla and salt, then beat for 2 minutes until fluffy – speed 6 with stand mixer, speed 9 with electric beater. It should be creamy but still hold its shape in a peak (see video). If it's too sloppy, place in fridge for 30 minutes, then beat again.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

Source: Youtube

15. Step

Pipe: Transfer into piping bag with desired piping tip. Pipe onto cupcakes – makes enough to generously frost 12 cupcakes as pictured in post.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - preparation step 1

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