February 17, 2012

Bake Along 18 : Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentine

Gosh ............. I can't believe it. I actually missed a lot of the blog event . I have to apologise for my absent , since travelling to Saigon City is simply irresistible . Well, lets get our ass back at the red velvet cake. " Happy Valentines Day " to all my blog buddies and friends. Honestly I have never try baking any red velvet cake before this, thinking of the colour makes me wonder, well you know what I mean . LOL .
So I was thinking , some roses might be good for valentine tho . Heehee.... Here we go .. Red Velvet Cupcake Roses , fluffy and tasty . Given a choice , I will not opt to use so much red food colouring in any other bakes. Zzzzzzzzzzz..................


1 stick    Butter ( 113g )
3/4 cup  Sugar  ( original recipe calls for 1 1/2 cup )
2            Eggs
2 ounces Red Food Colouring
2 tbsp    Cocoa ( heaping )
1 cup     Buttermilk
2 1/4     Cake Flour
1 tsp      Vanilla
1 tsp      Baking Soda

  1. Preheat oven at 175C. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar 
  2. Add egg one at a time beating well after each addition 
  3. In a small bowl , combine red food colouring and cocoa powder until fully dissolved 
  4. Add the red food colouring mixture into the cream mixture . 
  5. On low speed , add in flour and milk alternately, beginning with flour and ending with flour 
  6. Add Vanilla extract and mix well
  7. Using a wooden spatula , blend the baking soda into the batter 
  8. Scoop and fill cupcake liners till 2/3 full 
  9. Bake at preheated oven at 175C for 25 minutes 
Enjoy your Sexy Red Velvet Cupcake !!!!

Recipe adapted from MomsWhoThink.com   


I am joining Bake Along No. 18 which is organise by Frozen Wings , Kitchen Flavours and Bake for Happy Kids. Hop over to their blogs to view the list of participants . Enjoy !


  1. Beautiful Red Velvet Cupcakes! Love your swirls! Yeah, you are right about all that colour, I did reduce mine slightly! Thank you for baking along with us! Have a nice day!

  2. hey abby, i thought you had a post on your saigon trip, are you going to post that? thanks for your participation again! i love how you presented these bouquet of 'roses'..romantic! so are you satisfied with the outcome of the red?

  3. kitchen flavours : hey babe, you guys are always supportive ;). It really gives me the courage to post more . I love to join Bake Along when time permits . Heehee

    lena : hey babe , i did post about my saigon trip. Its just right below this post. I withdraw the post earlier cos I accidentally posted it without completing it . Heehee... Silly me . Oh yes, I am satisfy with the outcome of the red velvet cupcake. I was thinking how should I present the cake to represent a romantic valentine . So "tara " dats what came at that...;) time

  4. Your cupcakes look like a basket of roses! They are very pretty.

    Like you, I didn't like the idea of using too much colouring in my cakes...but what the heck, just bake and eat the cake and think about the rest later :P Pretty colours can sometimes make the cake look delicious :p

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