14 July 2012

FOODIE WEEKEND - Red Velvet Cupcakes


Hooray! Another weekend!! 

Hi, everybody! Hope you all have something fun planned this weekend.  As for me, more fun with the children as this weekend will be the last for them to be together since Edo and Roby will be going back to Italy somewhere next week.

This weekend, as I promised the children, I made them Red Velvet but this time in the form of cupcakes.  I kept in mind all the mistakes I made the last time here, and the results I must say was a lot better.  No holes was formed in the cupcakes and they turned out soft and delicious.


I also used 2 bottles of red food coloring instead of one this time and the color as you all can witness is rich and beautiful.  There was a lot of "Ohh..!"s and "Ahh..!"s as we bite into the cuppies.  One of my readers NaNa shared with me a few tips in making a perfect cakes without holes or uneven texture which are :
1.  Shift all dry ingredients 3 times - in my case I shifted my flour, baking    powder and salt together for 3 times.
2.   Do not over beat the mixture - I tend to run the electric mixture for a while, while tending to other chores like lining the baking tin or washing and lost track of the time.  This time I did everything in advance and focus on my mixture.

NaNa also share with me that the red coloring can also be achived using natural ingredient which is beetroot!  It makes beautiful red color and plus it is healthy too. And this is how to do it :
Use a portion of 5tsp of beetroot juice + 1 tsp of red colouring. In order to get a pretty rose red from beetroot, boil the beetroot until soft, then take it out to cool. Remove the skin and cut into pieces. Use the juice maker to squeeze the juice out. 

Thanks NaNa for sharing and I will definitely try this method next time.  This time I was too busy to venture into something first time :)





Recipe can be found HERE

Have a great weekend, everybody!

21 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous red velvet cupcakes and look delicious! ;-)

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  2. These look absolutely delicious! Have a great time with the kids. :)

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  3. Can I have some Mrs. C....I'm totally crazy over RVCupcakes!!!

    Rebecca
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  4. Ooo these look absolutely delicious! I also love the last outfit post! you look great in bermuda length shorts.

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  5. great recipe!

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  7. Ahhhhh red velvet cupcakes are my ultimate indulgence, am drooling over your photos, they look so yummy! (unfortunately i am a little lazy and buy mine - I'm sure yours would be even more delicious) kisses for your sweet comments. Happy Sunday


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  8. Can you believe I've never even eaten a red velvet cupcake? Must try your recipe sometime. Thanks for sharing, they look great!


    x
    Angie
    sundaybelle.com

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  9. These look absolutely delicious! Red velvet is one of my favorite cakes :)

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  10. These look good!! I love red velvet!!

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  13. These look great! :) I have to try these soon! :)

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  15. These are my son's favorites!! I will definitely make these!

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    XOXO Dana

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  16. I love red velvet cupcakes!

    xo Jo

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