Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcake

Salam buat semua,
Akhirnya tercapai juga hajat dihati nak buat red velvet nie. Dah lama simpan resepi selepas mencari gali dlm google. Walaupun kek ni dah lama popular dan kiranya saya antara yang lambat mencuba, tetap tak mematahkan semangat nak buat dek kerana baby dalam perut (heheh) teringiiiin sangat nak makan red velvet buatan mak dia sendiri.
Resepi nya biasa2 saja sebab kebanyakan yang saya jumpa dalam internet ni cam lebih kurang jer. Maybe ada beza 2-3 benda saja. ini resepi yang saya guna untuk RV cubaan pertama. Masih ada banyak versi resepi kek ini yang menunggu giliran untuk dicuba. Insyaallah ...kalau diizinkan ...

Red Velvet Cupcake
Adapted from Cupcakes

Ingredients :
2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 oz. red food coloring (two bottles) or 4 oz beet juice (if you use unprocessed light cocoa you can leave out the food dyes and you'll get a warm red/brown color)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda

Method :
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin tins or silicone pans with cupcake liner.
2. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside. In a smaller bowl, mix food coloring and cocoa powder to form a thin paste without lumps and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla and the red cocoa paste, scraping down the bowl with a spatula as you go.
4. Add one third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beat well, then beat in half of the buttermilk. Beat in another third of flour mixture, then second half of buttermilk. End with the last third of the flour mixture, beat until well combined, making sure to scrape down the bowl with a spatula. 5. In a small bowl, mix vinegar and baking soda. Be careful as it will fizz so don't do it in a shallow bowl. Add vinegar mixture to the cake batter and stir well to combine.
6. Fill cupcake cups with cake batter until they are a little under 3/4 full. I ended up with 20 cupcakes. Place muffin tins in your preheated oven. Bake for approximately 20, rotating pans halfway through. The cupcakes are done when you are able to pat the tops and the cake springs back up. If it sinks down they are not yet complete. Or you can insert a toothpick into the center of a cupcake in the center of the tin and if it comes out clean they are done!
5. Cool the cupcakes in their tins on a wire rack for 10 minutes then remove and allow to cool completely before frosting.
Tips : 

When making red velvet,  always mix the cocoa powder and liquid red food coloring together to form a paste.  Doing this seems to evenly disperse the red color when it gets mixed into the batter.  If your cocoa is lumpy, mash it into the food coloring with a fork.

Cream cheese topping
Adapted from MyResipi
125 gm cream cheese
1/2 cawan butter ( lebih sedap guna unsalted)
1/2 cawan gula icing
1 sudu besar perahan lemon

Selamat mencuba....

No comments: