Sunday, 17 February 2013

Red Velvet


Last weekend I had a random urge to bake, so thought I'd try out the blogger's favourite, Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I had never tasted one of these cakes let alone tried to make them before!

I followed Hummingbird Bakery's Red Velvet recipe and it made about 15 smallish cakes. They weren't too tricky to make and they tasted amazing! I was surprised about the amount of red food colouring you're supposed to use though, 400ml - a whole bottle! That's some crazy e-numbers going into these cakes! I didn't quite use 400ml as I didn't have a full bottle so used about 300ml and they didn't turn out very red really. 

I'm not sure why I've only just discovered cream cheese frosting, it tastes so good. I took some of these cakes into work and Kim very rightly questioned why we don't combine cream cheese and sugar more often?!

Have you tried Red Velvet & cream cheese frosting before? What do you think? x

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14 comments:

  1. I love making Red Velvet cakes. The best way to get them red is not to used liquid food coloring but a red coloring paste. That's what I use and they come out quite bright red! And I love cream cheese frosting!

    Adele-Marie xx

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  2. These look so yummy! I haven't had a red velvet cupcake in a really long time, but I totally agree, the cream cheese frosting is so good!

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  3. I love Red Velvet, I had some valentines cake pops of them recently, they were deeeelish! xo

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  4. Yum, I adore cream cheese frosting, whenever I make it it's never sweet enough though :)

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  5. Cream cheese frosting is so yummy! :)
    Catherine x
    Brighton Girl

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  6. i was always a bit freaked out by the idea of cream cheese frosting, but when i tried it on a red velvet cake i was pleasantly surprised. i had no idea how much red food colouring went into them though, wow! these look absolutely lovely. x

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  7. These look delicious. I'm not usually a fan of cheese frosting x

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  8. They look yummy :)

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  9. These look fab! Well done. I've no patience for making but these are tempting me!

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  10. Oh my, these look incredibly delicious :)

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  12. Ahhh cream cheese frosting - YUM!!!

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