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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Egg-less Red velvet Cupcakes / Red velvet Cupcakes with Cream cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

'Red Velvet cupcakes' , the name itself tells these cupcakes are soft , sweet and has a velvety texture.
It is definitely going to be a favorite recipe  for your valentine dinner with it's rich texture and playful color. Cupcakes and muffins are getting trendier these days  with more fancy decorations and attractive sprinkles. Whenever we  visit hyper markets and bakery's these cream cupcakes with different colors invites us to try for one.  Mithu will then start pointing to each color cupcakes.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I have tried a simple cream cheese frosting with no butter.  I got this recipe from a local magazine and gave a try.  I found some recipes that calls for beetroot juice to give a nice red color. Only for the cream cheese frosting i googled to find a recipe that calls for no butter. This is again a no fail recipe and any beginner can try these egg-less version  of red velvet cupcakes. The combination of sweet and soft cupcakes with a slight tangy cream cheese frosting will be sure a hit for this valentine.

Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream cheese frosting

Eggless Red velvet Cupcakes Recipe - Ingredients:
Baking time: 12-15 mins | Recipe Cuisine: International | Recipe Category: Cupcakes/Bakes
Makes - 10 cupcakes                              

APF (All purpose flour) - 1 cup
Cocoa powder  -  2 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Condensed milk - 200 gm ( half tin)
Yogurt - 1/4 cup (minus 2 tsp)
Oil / butter -  1/2 cup
Water - 100 ml ( 7 tbsp)
Chocolate chips - 2 tbsp (optional)
A drop of red color.

For Frosting:
Cream cheese - 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence  - 1/2 tsp

1. Sift flour, Cocoa, baking powder and soda  and keep aside.
 2. Mix oil , yogurt and condensed milk  and beat until fluffy.

3. Fold in the red color.

4. Combine the flour and wet mixture together along with water and whisk well.

5. Fold in the chocolate chips if adding and give a stir.

6. Line muffin trays and fill in the batter to 1/2 of the tins .  Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 deg C for 10 mins.

7. Bake it in the preheated oven for 12 - 15 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out  clean.

Cool it in the wire rack. De mould and cool for frosting.

For Frosting:
8. Beat the cream cheese, sugar and essence until fluffy using an electric mixer or hand whisk for about 5 mins. Store it in the fridge for 10 mins and then transfer to piping bags or a polythene bag and pipe out your desired patterns. You can also apply it on the cupcakes using a spatula.

Decorate it with sprinkles or dust with coco powder.

Red velvet cupcakes

  • The original recipe calls for gel red color for a bright red velvet cake. I used my red food color which will give only mild red color.
  • Adding chocolate chips is optional.  But the melted chocolate in these cakes tastes yummy.

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