You have great write up, I always read your blog. and I must say you are doing good job, plz do write like this.
Red Velvet is a little dry to begin with, but this cupcake (although pretty) is so unbelieveably dry...how dry? I coughed when I started chewing and immediately had to grab a glass of water. It was like eating a cracker while having cotton mouth.
I bake for a living and am always looking for new recipes to try. I take into consideration my weather and keep an oven thermometer calibrated and in my oven to ensure correct temp. I do like to keep my temp a little lower than most recipes call for so that they DON'T dry out. I try not to over mix my ingredients as well.
With that being said, I didn't adjust anything except the oven temp at 340, and still only baked at 18 minutes.
Sadly, but with all due respect to the creator, I have to scrap this recipe.
Looks like a paper doily was cut out to create the "snowflake" band around a red paper cupcake holder. Spray doily with glitter before cutting. That's what I'm going to try anyway!
Does anyone know where to get the glitter snowflake cupcake wrapper? I've looked everywhere, online and in stores! Recipe turned out great!
The cupcakes were too dry and didn't have a "from-scratch" taste to me and my mother who are critical of our cooking. However they were a hit with coworkers. I was looking for a denser, richer, more chocolate-y cupcake. The icing was fantastic and I did not use the almond extract. I had plenty leftover icing the 22 cupcakes it yielded.
DEVINE!!! Red Velvet tends to be a dry cake. These are mosit and very dense. The White Chocolate Amaretto Frosting is just to die for. I made these for a party at work and everyone just went on and on about how good they are. So much so they want me to take orders! Super easy to make. Just follow the receipe. The icing sets up nicely and does not melt down. I just added some white choclate chips to the top. I also used Nestle white morsels chips instead of the bar white chocolate. Came out just fine. Make these today!!!
Oh my gosh, these are so good! I made a half batch (made 8 cupcakes) as it's only my husband and I. I made plain cream cheese icing as I didn't have the ingredients for the white chocolate icing. I did put some chopped, toasted pecans on top. Best red velvet cake ever.
this is the best red velvet cake recipe yet...
I made these for Thanksgiving and they turned out amazing! This is the first time I have made red velvet cupcakes and I was extremely pleased. I didn't use the recipe for the frosting. I went with a traditional cream cheese frosting. I piped a small amount of frosting so it wouldn't over power the cake. Next time I may try the white chocolate recipe suggested.