Red Velvet Cupcakes with Creamy Vanilla Icing

Since my search for a new oven, I've been too excited and way ahead of myself that started searching for nice & yummy recipes. I've searched for cookies and cupcakes, easy to make and to transport. :)

While looking for a way to beautifully frost a cupcake, I saw a few videos during my search. Two of those videos were posted by Epicurious.com. The videos showed Bobby Lloyd of Magnolia Bakery in New York making the red velvet cupcakes with creamy vanilla icing (as I mentioned in my previous post, not cream cheese frosting).

Here's the video of Bobby Lloyd making the red velvet cupcakes:


Here's the second video of Bobby Lloyd making the creamy vanilla icing for the red velvet cupcakes:




Red Velvet Cupcakes with Creamy Vanilla Frosting
 from Epicurious.com
by Allysa Torey

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Recipe found here

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour three 9- by 2-inch round cake pans, then line the bottoms with waxed paper.
  2. To make the cake: In a small bowl, sift the cake flour and set aside. In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a small bowl, whisk together the red food coloring, cocoa, and vanilla. Add to the batter and beat well.
  3. In a measuring cup, stir the salt into the buttermilk. Add to the batter in three parts alternating with the flour. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated, but do not overbeat. In a small bowl, stir together the cider vinegar and baking soda. Add to the batter and mix well. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl, making sure the ingredients are well blended and the batter is smooth.
  4. Divide the batter among the prepared pans. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the layers cool in the pans for 1 hour. Remove from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
Creamy Vanilla Icing
Recipe found here

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions
  1. In a medium-size saucepan, whisk the flour into the milk until smooth. Place over medium heat and, stirring constantly, cook until the mixture becomes very thick and begins to bubble, 10-15 minutes. Cover with waxed paper placed directly on the surface and cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, on the medium high speed of an electric mixer, beat the butter for 3 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the sugar, beating continuously for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add the vanilla and beat well.
  3. Add the cooled milk mixture, and continue to beat on the medium high speed for 5 minutes, until very smooth and noticeably whiter in color. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes (no less and no longer—set a timer!). Use immediately.
When the cake has cooled, spread the frosting between the layers, then ice the top and sides of the cake with Creamy Vanilla Frosting.

You can check out other Magnolia Bakery's recipes from More From Magnolia: Recipes From The World-Famous Bakery and Magnolia's Home Kitchen.

1 comments:

Mari's Cakes December 4, 2009 at 8:01 PM  

Loved it! I hope when I make them they taste as good as they look.

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