Deliciously moist and smooth Red Velvet cupcakes with Cream Cheese and condensed milk frosting are a perfect treat for cake lovers! They are phenomenal!
We all know that cupcakes are magical and delicious, made by unicorns and left out for us to indulge in and delight. But when it comes to red velvet cupcakes; well red velvet cake soared to intense popularity in the Steel Magnolias movie as a wedding cake. It was also the wedding cake at the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey's wedding in 2002.
With one of its main ingredients being chocolate, no wonder it’s the cake of Love, of indulgence and mystery. There have been many exciting and mysterious stories of how the red coloring came about, but today, it’s simply red food essence, blended in with the chocolaty flavours of cocoa and the tang of buttermilk.
Apart from some typical cake ingredients, note that the red velvet cake recipe calls for acidic vinegar of which the color is not important. The usual baking soda is used which will produce cakes that are high, fluffy and light. For the baking soda to leaven the cakes, it needs to react with an ingredient that has acid in it like the buttermilk and cocoa.
But by adding in the vinegar, you are giving the magical cupcakes the ultimate rising opportunity. Plus, many believe it’s that squish of vinegar that contributes to the famous red hallmark color. Top each of your red velvet cakes with your choice of frosting, whether its cream cheese or whipped cream. Decorate on top with sprinkles, fresh fruit, candy or any other lovely garnishes. Naturally they are delicious plain as well, or you can dust over with some confection sugar or drizzle over with melted chocolate as you stand back and watch your guests’ face for the WOW factor!
Emma Stone, American actress with her sage advice about red velvet cupcakes says, “You’re a human being and life is wonderful so eat the damn red velvet cake”! She’s right, they are irresistible!Print
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