Monday, July 5, 2010

Blood Red Velvet Cupcakes

So the only food in The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer is blood.  Hmmm.  Not the yummiest ingredient for those of us who are (still) human.  Would you settle for some chocolate? 

Note:  I know my cupcakes aren't very red!  You should use more red food coloring than I did when making yours! 

Blood Red Velvet Cupcakes

1/2 Cups of sifted sugar

2 Tablespoon sifted brown sugar
1/3 cups of sifted cake flour
2 table spoons of coca powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
teaspoon of cinnamon
1/3 teaspoon of salt

2 eggs, room temp.

1/2 cup of butter (1 stick). Room temp.
1 cup of buttermilk
1 2/3 tablespoon of red food coloring (add more!)
1 1/3 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar

Step 1:Preheat ovent to 350 degrees

Step 2:Prep your pan with muffin papers

Step 3:Sift together the following in a large bowl, cake flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt

Step 4: Whisk together the following in a large bowl: Buttermilk, red food coloring, vanilla extract, distilled white vinegar.

Step 5: In a separate bowl beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer for 4 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Step 6: Add 1 egg to the butter/sugar mixture and beat in. After the egg is fully mixed in add the other egg. Scrape down the sides and mix again.

Step 7: Add 1/4 of your dry mixture to your butter/sugar/egg mixture and mix in. Add 1/4 of your wet mixture and mix in. Continue this rotation until everything is completely mixed together.

Step 8: With an ice cream scoop fill your cupcake papers 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until your test toothpick comes out clean. Rotate the pan after 15 minutes of baking to ensure even baking.

step 9: Allow to cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), room temp.

8 oz Philly Cream Cheese (1 package), room temp.
6 cups of sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Step 1:Place the butter in a bowl and beat for 3 minutes until cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Step 2: Add the Cream Cheese and mix until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Step 3: Add the sour cram and mix until fluffy. Scrape down the side of the bowl.

Step 4: Add the Vanilla Extract and mix.

Step 5: Add 1/2 the powdered sugar, mix, scrape down. add the rest and mix.


Leave me a comment-I'd love to hear what you think!