Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe October 28, 2011 By Karen Andrews 10 Comments Hello! You are welcome to subscribe to my updates for free. Happy reading!Many things come to mind when I think about the movie Steel Magnolias: first learning about diabetes, friendship, Sally Field cracking umpteen eggs in a bowl in that confrontation scene with Julia Roberts. What intrigued me most was the red velvet groom’s cake at the start. As a child I wondered how red velvet cake tasted. I didn’t get this experience until a few years ago, and boy, it was worth the wait. I fell in love with it. As I’ve talked about red velvet cakes since, I’ve discovered (in Australia, at least) there are still some of us coming across it and others had never heard of it before. This post is for you guys. I made these for the morning tea last week. I may still tweak the recipe a little. As you can see in the picture the icing isn’t as neat as it could be, but that’s what happens when I’m icing them at 10.26am and people were due to start arriving at 10.30am. I was rushed! Red Velvet Cupcakes Red Velvet Cupcakes Ingredients 125g butter 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon red food colouring 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda 2 cups self-raising flour 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1/3 cup cocoa Icing 250g cream cheese 150g white chocolate 125g softened butter Makes 18 Preheat oven to 180 degrees (fan-forced). Line regular-sized muffin tins with 18 muffin cases. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, red food colouring and vanilla. Stir in the bicarbonate soda and vinegar. Combine the flour and cocoa powder and stir into the batter. Spoon into prepared cases. Bake in the preheated for 20 to 25 minutes or until top springs back when touched. Take out and leave to cool. Then ice. For icing: melt the white chocolate and allow to cool to lukewarm. Beat the cream cheese until light and gradually beat in melted white chocolate and softened butter. Mix together. Top the cupcakes. Notes I mistook how much red food colouring I thought I had, so the pictures above show what the cupcakes look like with 1/2 instead of a full tablespoon. So they’re really ‘pinkish’ than a true red. I like the cream cheese icing, but a purer white chocolate ganache would probably work as well. This recipe is a combination of two I’ve found online, adapted to what I had in my pantry at the time. This is week one of the 1 recipe a week for a year ‘living list’ challenge. It has begun! *cue fanfare**eep! what have I started?!* Karen AndrewsKaren Andrews is the creator of Karen Andrews. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time). « NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo – Doing Both? (#nanowrimo & #nablopomo)Life Is What Happens While You Plan Blog Posts »Comments Shelly says October 28, 2011 at 9:58 am Yummy! Haven’t watched that movie in years. I remember fondly though how it features in an online quiz that we created on our computer. Reply tseen says October 28, 2011 at 2:22 pm That red velvet cake from Steel Magnolias has always stayed with me, too! Mostly because it was an ARMADILLO. I for one welcome the red velvet cake to Australia. It definitely has a role to play in our fickle foodie scene… Reply Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo says October 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm If you beat the butter and cream cheese together it will become paler. And look delicious, even to this non cake eater. Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo recently posted..Nah Blo Me Reply Tracey says October 29, 2011 at 12:11 pm I’ve made red velvet cupcakes once before and my goodness were they a lot of work. But so tasty. Mine had vanilla frosting, which was perfect. Good luck on the one recipe a week challenge! Tracey recently posted..Ch Ch Ch Changes… Reply Glenys says October 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm It’s true Red Velvet Cupcakes / cake is a fairly new idea for us Aussies I only discovered it a few years ago also. I’m sure your guests enjoyed them Reply Marita says October 30, 2011 at 11:54 am Mmmm delicious and now I want to watch Steel Magnolia’s again, preferably whilst baking red velvet cupcakes. Marita recently posted..Difference – Eat, Do, Go, Make Reply Jayne says October 31, 2011 at 7:28 pm Totally love this recipe Jayne recently posted..Who wants Kakapo vomit with their Melbourne Cup salad and pav…? Reply Fortunato says November 1, 2011 at 2:26 am Looks delicious..I may baked this shared with my freinds..Thank you for sharinmg the recipe.. Fortunato recently posted..DC movers Reply Karylle Lynch says November 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm What a perfect combination! Steel Magnolias and Red Velvet Cupcake, makes me want to put on my apron and head straight to my kitchen and cook the recipe that you mentioned. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I would definitely whip up some red velvet cupcake for the family. Thank you! Karylle Lynch recently posted..I2P2 Caught in Anti-Regulatory Dustup According to OSHA Director Dr. David Michaels Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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