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Red velvet cupcakes ~ Happy 2012



Red velvet cupcakes were what I made to usher in 2012.  These crimson red cute little cupcakes were soft and moist and everyone liked the vibrant colour, just right for the New Year.  As my family members were not fond of cream or cheesy icing of any sort, I resorted to using good old icing sugar to spice up and give a contrasting colour to these cupcakes.





















Recipe for Red velvet cupcakes  (Makes 12)



Ingredients
  • 125 gm plain flour, sifted twice
  • 1  Tbsp cocoa/chocolate powder
  • 1/4  tsp baking powder
  • 1/4  tsp salt
  • 1/2  cup buttermilk
  • 1  Tbsp red colouring
  • 1/4  cup or 57 gm butter
  • 90 gm sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2  tsp vanilla
  • 1/2  tsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2  tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Icing sugar for decoration (optional)
 Method

 1.  Mix the buttermilk with the red colouring thoroughly, set aside.
 2.  Sift the flour twice, then sift in the chocolate powder, baking powder
      and salt, mix well.  Set aside.

 3.  Cream the butter, sugar till light and creamy.  Add in the egg and
      vanilla.
 4.  Add in the buttermilk mixture alternatively with the sifted flour,
      starting with flour and ending with flour.
 5.  Combine vinegar with the bicarbonate of soda, once mixture fizzles
      quickly add into the batter.  Mix thoroughly.
 6.  Scoop the batter into the paper lined patty tins, smooth the surface.
 7.  Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 18 to 20 mins.  Test
      with a skewer till it comes out clean.
 8.  Leave cupcakes in tin for about 5 mins. before removing and cooling completely
      on a wire rack.

Note :  To make Buttermilk -  Put 1/2 Tbsp of  lemon/lime juice or vinegar into a measuring cup.  Then add in enough milk to make up 1/2 cup.  Stir and let stand for 10 mins.


Wishing All my readers and friends a great
New Year
filled with lots of good health, wealth, harmony and Joy!

Comments

  1. Happy new year to you too Cheah, those cupcakes certainly look festive and very apt to usher in the new year:)

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  2. Happy New Year Cheah!! Wish you good health, plenty of joy and happiness.

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  4. Have a sweet 2012!! All the best in the new year :) The cupcakes look delicious!

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  5. Jeannie
    Happy New Year to you too. Yes, because of the colour.

    ICook4Fun
    Best wishes for a Happy New Year to you and your family too.

    Yarn Hobbit
    Thanks for visiting. Must admit that they were delicious.

    Torviewtoronto
    Thank you. Happy New Year to you and your family too.

    Smoky Wok
    Yes, a sweet 2012 to you and your family too.

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  6. Beautiful cupcakes! I've not really tried red velvet cake before. You makes me want to try this after seeing yours.
    Happy New Year 2012 to you Cheah :)

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  7. Happy New Year to you and your family! The cupcakes looks wonderful, perfect for any occasion! Wish you a wonderful 2012!

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  8. Happy New year to you too Cheah, i made this cupcakes for my god parents, urs looks more beautiful :)

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  9. These crimson red cupcakes look so tempting!

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  10. What a sweet way to welcome the new Year :) Your red velvet cuppies look delicious. It would taste good with the cheese icing but I guess it is much healthier eating it this way :)
    Have a wonderful new year!

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  11. hi cheah, these red velvet cupcakes sure bring lots of happiness and prosperous to you and your family, very " ang"..Happy New Year!!

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  12. Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year! Love your red velvet cake....perfect for ushering in the new year!

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  13. Ann
    Will certainly look forward to your post.

    kitchen flavours
    Thank you. Best wishes to you as well.

    Ananda
    Thank you. Looks don't count as much as the taste.

    Angie
    Thank you.

    Elin
    Yes, more healthy and less work.

    Lena
    Yes, hope so. I only want good health!

    Marymoh
    Thank you. Hope you'll try making them soon.

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  14. so coincidence, my 1st post of 2012 also red velvet cupcake, hehehe..I'm thinking to bake a big one for coming Pai Tin Kong, Ang Ang sure mother will like it ^_^

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  15. Cheah, love how you lined the papers. They look so pretty. And the cupcakes look as delicious.
    Kristy

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