Monday, February 11, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcakes for Two

1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon white sugar
1 tablespoon sour cream
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon red food coloring
1 egg white*
3 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt.

Cream Cheese frosting for two:
2 oz. cream cheese- softened
2 tablespoons of butter- softened
1/2-3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract.

*From a medium or large egg. If using a jumbo or extra large egg, don't use the entire white, it will change the texture of the cake.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
In a small bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
In a second small bowl or spouted measuring cup, combine the melted butter and sugar. Stir until well-combined.
Add the sour cream, vanilla, vinegar, food coloring and egg white, and mix until smooth and creamy.
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir till combined- being careful not to over-mix.
Divide batter between two cupcake liners Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

For the Frosting:
Beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth and creamy. add the vanilla and powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time and mix until frosting is free of lumps, creamy and spreadable.

Recipe Courtesy: The Baker Chick

Sending this to Valentine's Day Special event hosted by Priya.


  1. Nicely presented...looks so yummy...
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  2. Looks soft and perfect...beautiful clicks


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  4. What a pretty and romantic treat. I love the depth of field in the first photo Chitra. Thanks for being a part of the YBR.