Monday, August 8, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes III

Check out the cupcakes sediya-ing in attention to our nation's special day tomorrow.

A tribute to our lovely country. Happy 46th Birthday!

A comparison between the 3 velvet cupcakes I've made. I think I still like Hummingbird's best. Though moist, and I wash the least bowls for this one, I think I still prefer butter in my cupcakes. I replaced the frosting with sprinkles, original recipe is here, so you can check out the original zesty cream cheese frosting.

Red Velvet Cupcakes (adapted from Chuck Hughes' Chuck's Day Off)
(makes 24 standard cupcakes)

300g sugar
2 eggs
360ml canola oil
240ml plain yogurt
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
350g flour
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

1. For the cake: Preheat the oven to180°C.
2. In a food processor, mix the sugar with the eggs, oil, yogurt, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Blend until just incorporated.
3. Place paper cupcake liners into a muffin pan, and divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, pouring only halfway so the batter doesn't overflow. Bake, rotating halfway through, for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the cupcakes and let cool.


  1. Wow! These cupcakes are very bright in red! They are very cute with the sugary stars and crescent! Happy National Day!

  2. These are very pretty! Love the way you decorated the cupcakes. I'll link this post on my page if you don't mind :)

  3. PRETTY!!!!! These are sooo awesome!!!! Happy National Day!!!!

  4. So clever ! Great idea to have the moon and stars on this cakes. Happy holidays..

  5. Wow! Saw your link @ Anncoo's blog & I'm delighted to be greeted with these lovely cupcakes :) Glad to join you to celebrate this National Day!

    Dropping by from Luxury Haven!

  6. hi jean, you must have fallen in love with red velvet cakes! They look gorgeous and you know, looking at the 2nd photo from this angle, it looks like a smiley face to me! happy celebration!

  7. the cake looks delicious and what a pretty treat for the celebration!

  8. too cute with the icing on top! and now i know ill only need to try the hummingbirds recipe should i make red velvet cupcakes :)

  9. Wouw wouw wouw ... the cupcake really in RED. Happy National Day!

  10. What a clever idea,Very simple yet pretty red cuppies!

    I tried the red velvet cupcake of Hunmingbird's while I was in London couple of months ago, I must say it was not quite my kind of cake. MAy be is the colouring that I am not quite used to.... but the look is really eye catching!

  11. Really awesome creation! Like million times.

  12. ah, i missed this post by 2 days but still... wonderful job! I love your photography. Simple setup but impactful! What kinda background if you use for the first one?