Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Red Velvet a.k.a. kek Baldu Merah

Red Velvet Cake has achieved celebrity status in Malaysia. Almost all home bakers are offering this on their menu. It is a hit to both adults and kids alike.

We've to praise people from the Southern US for coming up with this delightful concoction. Where on earth can you find a cake that when you slice into it will reveal a richly red cake that will no doubt stain your lips and teeth? And the cream cheese frosting that covers it...simply divine.

I've used the recipe from one of favourite book...CUPCAKE GALORE by Gail Wagman....I gave 2 big thumbs for her recipe....easy & yummy.

I've decided to share some of favourite recipe in this blog as you know  I'll not taking orders from now on till I receive the GREEN LIGHT from my DH...ha..ha..ha..he already warned me not to busy myself with orders as he want me to concentrate for our coming new family member.... Insyallah...

Ok ,here the recipe....Just to add that this is not really a chocolate cake. The addition of cocoa powder is done only to enhance the dark red color because you can't actually taste the chocolate.

Red Velvet Cupcakes
300g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tspn baking powder
1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
1 tspn salt

125g unsalted butter( I used Tatura unsalted butter)
300g castor sugar( I used 280g)

2 eggs(B grade)

1tspn vanilla essence
1 tspn white vinegar
1 tbspn red foof colouring

240ml Buttermilk (if you can't find the buttermilk just use 240ml evoporated milk & add 1 tspn of lemon juice or white vinegar & let it stands for 15 mins)

1-Preheat oven to 180C
2-Sift (A) & set aside
3-Cream (B) until light & fluffy.Add (C) one at time,mixing well after each addition.
4-Blend in (D)
5-Altenately add flour mixture & buttermilk and beat until batter is smooth.
6-Spoon batter into cupcake papers,filling about 2/3 full or if you use the soufller cup 2.5 oz just fill 30g for each cup.
7-Bake for 20 - 25 mins.
8-Iced the cupcake with cream cheese icing.

Cream cheese icing:
360g cream cheese
70g butter
200g icing sugar

1-Beat cream cheese & butter till fluffy
2-add icing sugar & mix well.

The Red Velvet Cupcakes that I've made for mu son's 2nd birthday.....
Enjoy.....more recipes will come...

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