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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
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
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
250g cream cheese
150g white chocolate
125g softened butter
Karen Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. 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).
Haven’t watched that movie in years. I remember fondly though how it features in an online quiz that we created on our computer.
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…
If you beat the butter and cream cheese together it will become paler.
And look delicious, even to this non cake eater.
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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!
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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
Mmmm delicious and now I want to watch Steel Magnolia’s again, preferably whilst baking red velvet cupcakes.
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Totally love this recipe
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Looks delicious..I may baked this shared with my freinds..Thank you for sharinmg the recipe..
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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!
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