8.01.2008

Red Velvet is Back
Red Velvet Cupcakes (Squared) with Chocolate Cream cheese Frosting

This in now the third time I have made red velvet cake. This time, upon the request of my husband who loved the Red Velvet cupcakes I made HERE (where you can also get the link to the recipe I used). I brought them over to a friends to share for a dinner get-together( I refuse to use the term pot-luck-it's so out-dated).

I also had just bought this new square baking pan and I thought it would be perfect to make cupcakes in, red velvet cupcakes. :)


So, I used the same recipe I used the other two times that always came out perfectly BUT, this time they seemed quite dry. Maybe I left them in the oven a minute or two too long?
That's the only thing I can think of because I did everything else the same and followed the recipe EXACATACLY.



I served them with vanilla ice cream and I think that helped because everyone seemed to like them OK.

I tend not to make the same recipe twice without some kind of different twist, I made a version of Stef's favorite from Cupcake Project Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting to go on this round of RVC.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:
16 oz cream cheese(softened)
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 tbs vanilla
3 Cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder(sifted)

-Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy
-Add powdered sugar and mix
-Add vanilla and mix
-Then add cocoa powdered and mix well.. and your ready to frost.

This frosting was very, very good although, I think I like a lemon cream cheese frosting a little more than this one.

So, until next time...
THIS IS THE END!

6 comments:

LUCIA said...

i love you ivy. your food is so good, im in the school library and your making me hungry! love the lady bug, cute personal touch...and the berry on top.
is that your ew camera in the background?

LaundryBasketCase said...

These look so good Ivy! They look very funky done in the square pans- I don't think I've ever seen square small baking pans- very cool.

Jack said...

Well, they look good to me!

Stef said...

Those square cupcakes are so super cute! Glad you enjoyed the frosting. I think calling lemon better would be a stretch for me, but I do also really like lemon cream cheese frosting. Esp. in the summer.

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Dude, YUM!

syrie said...

They look like little red pillows. very pretty. I've never tried any red velvet cakes. I think it's time!