Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Red Velvet Cupcakes



Mom used to make Red Velvet Cake all the time. Especially around the 4th of July. She'd make a 9x13 inch cake and then decorate to look like Old Glory. (Might be fun for Flag Day --which is this Saturday, by the way.)


Or try this recipe for the cupcake version. (Just promise me you'll make the real frosting. I know. It's a pain to make. But the whipped cream consistency and rich flavor is the perfect match for the not-too-sweet cake!)

By the way, Mom's recipe calls for TWO fluid ounces of red dye instead of one.

And she probably just thought it was the fireworks making us all so hyper...


21 comments:

Lauren said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! They look so great. As always, thanks for the recipe!

Rochelleht said...

Oh, I LOVE red velvet cake.

Cathy said...

I will give it a try, never had Red Velvet, but knew a lot of folks who loved it!

Christie said...

Your mom makes THE BEST red velvet cake. I can't wait to give these a try!

Annemarie said...

I've always wanted to make this. I can't wait!!!

Laurie said...

Yummy! Thats a favorite of several of my good friends. Oh look - RO already commented!

Lisa Cannon said...

I am a friend of your sister Amy. I married a boy from your old Wasatch ward. I love your blog and I am finally deciding to comment!

Red Velvet is my favorite. I, too, use my mom's recipe, which calls for 2 ounces of food coloring. I completely agree with you on the frosting. You just beat that frosting until it is nice and fluffy. It is delicious!!

Tina said...

Thanks for that recipe! I'm totally going to make it!

Ilene said...

I believe topping any homemade cake with anything but homemade frosting is a sin.

Amen.

I will make these and let you know how it goes.

Meg said...

Oh My YUMM!

gramakas said...

I'm so proud of you for using the REAL frosting recipe. It is tricky but it just isn't the same with out it. Now with that said, I have to tell you my "deep secret" for making red velvet cake -- I use a Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix and add a 3.9 ounce chocolate flavor instant Jello pudding mix. I think it is as good as the real deal! Oh boy, flag day & cabin cleaning day this Saturday... the perfect reasons for a red velvet cake!

Lorena said...

I love cakes...I love cupcakes...I love Flag Day (it's my anniversary!)

calibosmom said...

It's 11:30 at night and I have a sudden urge to make cupcakes...thanks Gab!

crystal said...

I've never dared venture into Red Velvet territory because I'm a really messy cook & I know I'd end up looking like a Texas Chainsaw Massacre victim (red dye).

And curses to you for the super-closeup of that delicious confection!

TravelinOma said...

I LOVE red velvet cake! I think I'll break out my apron.

Jenibelle said...

We are having a grooms cake and it is going to be red velvet!! I think it is a southern tradition, his mom sent a recipe. I can't wait to try the REAL frosting!

cami said...

I have a great idea, you can make these yummy cupcakes for us when you visit next month! Or maybe I'll get ambitious and make them myself!

We can't wait to see everyone!

Hazen5 said...

Red Velvet is my favorite! I even bet they are better than Sprinkles!

Karen & Joe said...

When I was little, my Mom would always make this for my birthday. I'll have to see how your recipe compares with hers! Thanks for the memory.

Anderson Zoo Keepers said...

This is my husband's favorite. I make it for him at all occasions - happy and sad but I am ashamed to admit that I've never tried it from scratch, I've only ever dared use the cake mix. I think I'm going to be brave and try your recipe when he's home on R&R in October. Thx!!

Heidiram said...

Yum! If I hadn't already stuffed myself tonight eating Brazilian food and Mexican birthday cake . . . I would be in the kitchen making red velvet cupcakes right now. These will have to wait until tomorrow.

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