1.22.2008

Cake!


While I was out registering for my Calligraphy class yesterday, I made a few other stops. Armed with 40% JoAnn coupons, and a 40% Michael's coupon, I thought I'd scout out a few bargains. It's always harder than it sounds. I found a cake pan I "needed" at Michael's. It's a Wilton Crown of Hearts pan. Can't wait to make a cake in it! The cupcakes in the picture above come from the "lots of pop ups" BHG website. I did it, so you don't have to...
Here's the recipe:


Red Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients
3 eggs
3/4 cup butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2-1/4 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1-oz. bottle red food coloring (2 Tbsp.)
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. vinegar
Small chocolate heart-shaped cookies (optional)
Powdered sugar (optional)
Directions
1. Let eggs and butter stand 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 28 2-1/2-inch cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
2. In medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, and 3/4 tsp. salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium-high 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until combined. One at a time, add eggs; beat on medium after each. Beat in food coloring on low.
3. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to egg mixture; beat on low to medium sped after each just until combined. Stir together baking soda and vinegar. Add to batter; beat just until combined.
4. Spoon batter into prepared pans, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely. Top with small chocolate cookies, if desired. Dust with powdered sugar. Makes 28

6 comments:

greenleaf said...

Adorable cupcakes! Hey, the recipe is almost exactly like my own Granny's red velvet cake.....She may have used sour milk, though, now that I think of it! Ewww.....!
Enjoy this dreary day inside your cottage! ;^)

Janet said...

Thanks for doing the "homework". I won't go to that site unless I am prepared to be stressed. Now to remember to buy red food coloring!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Thank you for the recipe and photo of these wonderful cupcakes. Usually I don't start thinking about Valentine's Day so far ahead, but since blogging I find that each Holiday is enjoyed longer and with more fun. Blessings, Karen

Sandra Evertson said...

Those look absolutely divine! Almost too pretty to eat! Almost!
Sandra Evertson

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

I've always wanted to make a Red Velvet cake! Now with BHG (that you did the pop-up work for us!) pretty picture and recipe I can try it! Thanks!
*Heidi*

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

What lovely cupcakes, just lovely! Thanks for sharing the link with us!