Monday, 24 February 2014

Red velvet cupcakes :)

Serves 24
Prep time 40 min

For the cake 
1.Eggs- 2 (large)
2.Sugar- 1 1/2 cups
3.All purpose flour- 2 1/2 cups
4.Unsalted butter - 1 cup
5.Salt - 1/2 tsp
6.Baking soda - 1tsp
7.Cocoa powder - 3 tbsp
8.Instant coffee powder- 1 tbsp
9.Hot water- 50ml
10.Red food colouring- 3 tbsp
11.Buttermilk- 1 cup
12.Vanilla essence- 1tsp

1.Whisk the eggs in a bowl until you get soft peaks.
2.Add the sugar , buttermilk, salt and blend the mixture properly.
3.In 50ml of hot water add the coffee powder and the cocoa powder and stir until the powders get dissolved.
4.Now add the cocoa mixture into the egg-buttermilk-sugar mixture and blend the ingredients till you get a smooth texture.
5. Add the all purpose flour.
6.After u get a well mixed batter add the food colouring .
7.Add the baking soda and blend the mixture

 8.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
9.Place the batter in the cupcake moulds and bake for 22 min.

10.You will know that your cupcakes are ready when a toothpick when inserted into the cupcake comes out clean !

 For the buttercream frosting
1.Icing sugar -340g
2.Softened butter- 80 g
3.Vanilla essence- 1/2 tsp
4.Heavy cream- 4 tbsp

1.Whisk the butter until it gets creamy and then add the icing sugar.
2.When the icing sugar and butter and well incorporated add the cream
3.Add the vanilla essence and whisk the mixture until you get a smooth creamy texture

4.Chill the frosting before you decorate your cupcakes !