Tuesday, July 3, 2012

RED VELVET CUPCAKES with MASCARPONE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Red Velvet Cupcake

I 've been away for a good amount of time, from blogging and I must say it did me some good. It gave my mind some rest and also ample time to set up our house for my parent's visit :-) Yes, they are visiting us right now so my contribution to this food blog would be minimal. Appan,Amma & Jobin asks me every now and then about the future of my food blog if I left it at Kadumanga. Jobin even mentioned that he would give away all my props if I don't plan to continue food blogging :-) So here I am with the cupcakes Amma & I baked for our friend's baby shower recently. She loves cream cheese frosting so I chose to bake Red Velvet Cupcakes with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting.

RED VELVET CUPCAKES
Recipe source: Joy of Baking
Yields 18 cupcakes

Ingredients:
2 1/2 c sifted cake flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 c unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 c buttermilk
2 tbsp liquid red food colour
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp baking soda

Method: Pre-heat the oven to 350 F /180 C and line your cupcake tins.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cocoa powder. Set aside.In a mug,mix buttermilk & red food colour.Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat butter for 2 mins. Add sugar and continue to beat for 3 mins.Add eggs one at a time and beat for a minute after each addition. Add flour and buttermilk alternately, starting and ending with flour.
Mix vinegar and baking soda together,which will fuzz violently. Pour it into the cake batter and fold it in. Pour the batter immediately in to the cupcake moulds and bake for 20-25 mins. Let cool completely before frosting.

MASCARPONE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Recipe source : Epicurious

Ingredients:
1 c unsalted butter,room temperature
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 c powdered sugar
8 oz mascarpone, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt

Method: In a large bowl,on medium high, beat together butter, cream cheese & sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 mins.Add the mascarpone, salt & vanilla and beat until just combined. DO NOT beat any further as the frosting will curdle. Frost the cupcakes as desired.


I really hope she liked it as much as we enjoyed baking it for her :) The baby booties are handmade fondant cupcake toppers.

16 Comments:

The Mad Scientist said...

These are delicious. I am just curious why does everyone say use unsalted butter then immediately ad salt. What is wrong in using Amul, good old. Is there a special reason why you follow the method ?

Ria Mathew said...

Mad scientist,it's easier to control the amount of salt in your diet that way. You can omit that extra bit of salt if you want.

If you are using Amul butter,exculde the salt which is given in the recipe.When I am in India, I use Amul since we don't get good quality unsalted butter back home.

Plateful said...

This's so temptingly cute, Ria! Love it!

Rinku Naveen said...

Nice to see you back Ria..Never seen a cuter cup cake. Loved those shoes. My regards to uncle and aunt. Take care!

manjooo said...

too cute ria.... i loved those tiny cutie booties :)...

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Looks super yummy.

Priya said...

So cute and elegant cupcakes.

Suby said...

looks very cute .............

chennaispice said...

I come to your space often, just to look at all your creations. These cupcakes are lovely!

chennaispice said...

I come to your space often, just to look at all your creations. These cupcakes are lovely!

Princy Vinoth said...

this is just too cute..i love the booties!

Amritha said...

Nice! The booties are super cute!

@nc said...

Hi Ria,
Any reason why your images are protected from pinning on Pinterest? I thought it would be a good way to promote your blog to a whole new level as the image links back to your blog with the recipe.
Also a good way for us recipe searchers to bookmark the recipes :)

Rose from Magpies Recipes said...

too cute! Please do a fondant tutorial Ria am still a little wary, haven't tried it yet! Hope you are having a great time with your parents :)

Manisha said...

Hey Ria, love the adorable red velvet cup cakes! Do you make your own fondant? Why don't you give us a basic tutorial on making fondant :)

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

These look amazingly pretty. Welcome back to blogging!

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