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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve been quite fascinated by these so called “Red Velvet” Cakes that are all the rage in the states.  So I started investigating, what is so great about this cake???

“A red velvet cake is a popular cake with a dark red, bright red or red-brown colour. It is usually prepared as a layer cake topped with a creamy vanilla icing or most popularly, cream cheese icing. The reddish-brown color of the cake was originally from a reaction of the cocoa powder with an acidic ingredient such as buttermilk; however, red food coloring is often added.” Reference from Wikipedia.

OK, so I ask a few people I know had they tried it.  The response being that everyone had heard of it but never tasted it.  Right, I at this point decided that we would wonder no more and test this baby out.  Cream cheese frosting, well an absolute favourite with my sweet tooth!

Let’s get to it, red cases just had to be used for red velvet cake right! This was my feeling anyway, a perfect match.  I prepared the cake mixture and placed 12 cupcakes in the oven.  I was a little intreged with what red velvet would taste like, using both vanilla extract and a little cocoa. Whilst I waited anxiously for these little beauties to cook, I watched with amazement at the stunning red colour of these cakes.  They looked fabulous!

Whilst the cakes cooled, I prepared, what in my eyes, is the yummiest frosting out, Cream Cheese!!! I piped the frosting on and decorated with some little red hearts. (I’m starting to sound American now, saying frosting all the time ;) ) After cleaning up and taking a few shots of these little babies, I just had to taste test…….YUMMO!! What a gorgeous cake, so light and fluffy then topped with that yummy icing.  It was just devine!  I took a couple around to a few of my taste testers and took one into work for my assistant to try.  Unfortunately one of my usual taste testers missed out as they were just too good.  I’ll have to make you some more Donna!!

My personal review of Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting = Delicious, will definately be adding this to my list of available flavours!