Monday, December 10, 2012

My Not-So-Red-Velvet Cupcakes

Two and half weeks more to Christmas Day, and I was thinking what gifts I should prepare... I thought I should try baking a Red Velvet Cupcakes with Frosted Cream Cheese as a gift, instead of stressing myself of what gifts I should get.

Browsing through a few recipes for these Red Velvet Cupcakes, I decided to use this recipe that I had came acroos from Baking Wonderland. This recipe did not use cocoa powder, and only red coloring. Modifying the recipe a little here and there gave me these cupcakes today...
But these cupcakes ain't that velvet as they should be... It was probably due to too much cocoa powder I had added in... However, the cupcakes texture were excellent, soft & moist:-)
As for the cream frosting, I thought they were a little too sweet for me, but they overall complimented well with the cupcakes as I had reduced the sugar amount.
Here if you may see, the Red Velvet Cupcakes looked more like Chocolate Cupcakes instead:-p

Never fear!!!! I will make another attempt soooooon..., hehehehe....:))
Meantime, do enjoy these little cuppies 1st.....!!!

Here is the actual recipe as adapted from Wai Soh Man from Baking Wonderland
(with slight modifications)
165g flour (150g flour + 1.5 tbsps cocoa powder)
150g sugar (125g)
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 egg
150g corn oil (canola oil)
118g milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp lemon zest
dash of red coloring

Cheese topping
100g cream cheese
15g soft butter
50g icing sugar

1. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda & salt. Sieve & set aside.
2. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Fold in the flour mixture from step 1. Mix well till smooth & velvety.
3. Scoop batter into paper cups, 75% filled, and bake for about 25-30 mins in a preheated oven of 170C.

To prepare cheese topping, combine ingredients and mix well till smmoth. Place mixture into a piping bag and pipe as desired.

Have fun with these cuppies while I will attempt another cuppies soon:)


  1. Hi Mimi, the frosting on the cupcakes look absolutely beautiful! I always cut back on the icing sugar when I make my cream cheese frosting, so it's not as stiff to pipe like yours. Have a great day ahead, take care!

    Jasline (Foodie Baker)

  2. There isn't much food coloring in these red velvet cakes which is better! Red velvet cakes tend to have too much coloring which makes me hesitant about baking them.

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  4. to me, red velvet actually taste just like a choc cake only the red colour makes it attractive looking. well, even tho you didnt get them red, i'm sure they taste just like a red velvet and your frosting looks very smooth and velvety! is baking wonderland a book?

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