Joy of Baking – Red Velvet Cupcake Recipie
Now we make red velvet too but we have a little secret weapon… which as you can probably guess we’d like to keep a secret but my all time favourite cupcake is this – Red Velvet. The chocolatier the better, but I like mine to be a deep dark crimson, almost maroon, not a brilliant cherry red. From the research I’ve done into the enigma of Red velvet I discovered it hails from the south where in the 1900’s the cocoa had a natural reddish hue to it. Since cocoa is now mass produced and made uniform the colour has been lost and now we have that dark brown as a standard. I do believe though that the only icing acceptable on a proper traditional Red Velvet is Cream Cheese Icing. Here Joy of Baking shares their recipe and walks you through the process:
Everyone seems to enjoy Red Velvet Cupcakes covered with lovely swirls of Cream Cheese Frosting. While a year round favorite, their red and white color scheme make them particularly well suited for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Canada Day. Top each cupcake with a fresh blueberry and you have a festive red, white, and blue dessert for July 4th. (Read more…)
And speaking of red velvet cupcakes, did you take a look at our new True Blood cupcakes? Our moist chocolatey Red Velvet cupcake topped with fresh Bing Cherry Icing and for added authenticity a sweet cherry drizzle. Basically it is a Chocolate Cherry cupcake. For those Vampire fans out there it would be a great addition to any Trueblood Season 4 Finale party you may be having. Also it would work well with any Halloween Party or even a Twilight Release Party! Take a look at our menu here.