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Red Velvet Cupcakes (+recipe) by claremanson Red Velvet Cupcakes (+recipe) by claremanson
Gluten free red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and cake sprinkled on top.

I know red velvet is big thing in America so I thought it about time I give it a go and see what all the fuss is about!

I got a bit rushed when it came to the cream cheese frosting, adding too much cream cheese making it rather wet but still it tasted amazing and actually made a nice change to a usual firm frosting.

RECIPE

CUPCAKES (commonred velvet recipes use buttermilk as a main ingredient, I can't get that around here so just used my basic sponge recipe so if you want a proper, super moist red velvet this recipe may not be for you)
Ingredients
120g self raising gluten free or normal flour (add 1tsp of xantham gum if using gluten free flour)
30g cocoa powder (not hot chocolate powder)
150g butter, softened
150g sugar
3 large eggs
1tsp red colouring paste (I use Sugarflair I buy from ebay)

Method.
1. Pre-heat oven to 180oC and prepare a cupcake tray.
2. Cream together butter, sugar and colouring paste until fluffy.
3. Beat in the eggs thoroughly.
4. Mix in the flour and cocoa powder, if the mix is too stiff add a few tbsp of water to loosen. Add this point add more cocoa powder or food colouring to get the colour you desire if need be.
5. Divide into cupcake cases, about 3/4 full then bake for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
6. Leave to cool on a rack.

FROSTING (adapted from the Kraft website and will look a lot thicker than mine pictured)
Ingredients
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2-3 cups sifted icing/powdered sugar

Method.
1.Cream together the butter, vanilla and cream cheese.
2. Slowly add sugar, one cup at a time until you get the sweetness you desire, I don't like to use much as I like to still be able to taste the cream cheese.
3. Pipe or spread onto your cupcakes and add any topping or sprinkles you like.

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:iconiza200117:
iza200117 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Delicious
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HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yummy!
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bubblebubu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask, your recipe is for how many servings?
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe 9-10, it always depends on the cupcake case sizes, I always use different ones.
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bubblebubu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohh thank you! :-)
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Aquietpoet23 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Mineeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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:iconspottedflames:
Spottedflames Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
;3;  My one weakness... :heart:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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Spottedflames Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:meow: I'm just gonna have a bunch of these for my birthday on the 21st.
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SandySandi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I just ate velvet this year. I never taste one until now. It's so good!
Oh, and your cupcakes look delicious. I feel like a wanna make one. :0
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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SandySandi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
You're very welcome. :)
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iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These looks so delicious ♥
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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iiibrokeyhu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome~ :iconiloveitplz:
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CYBEROMEO Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
:)Heart YUMMYHeart :)
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9Franky3 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I'll be trying this recipe tomorrow! Looks so tasty!
I tried doing the icing, but there are little lumps of cream cheese that are scattered throughout the frosting. Is it normal?
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Mine had that too, you really have to mix it properly before adding the sugar else it's even harder to get the lumps out, I found that out the hard way.
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9Franky3 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
It seems I did too haha! Thanks!
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behindthesofa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
They look great. I never buy buttermilk because I never use the whole carton. The easiest substitute is to put a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in about 200ml of milk and leave it sit for a few minutes. It's what I usually do!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Shame I don't buy vinegar either :giggle:
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:iconbehindthesofa:
behindthesofa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
:shocked: That's as essential in my house as ketchup is in yours :giggle:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love vinegar bt it gives me stomach aches :(
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:iconbehindthesofa:
behindthesofa Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Not nice. Best to skip it so!
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TotalDestruction101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow...
So cute :)
Red sprinkles makes my mouth drool ;3
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: I used crumbs from the cake for the sprinkles :)
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TotalDestruction101 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh... Didn't notice... Sweating a little... 
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
thanks for the tuto :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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LeeshyLoo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes I need this in my life .3. *drools* Thanks so much for the recipe, yours look so delicious!
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) I hope you like them :)
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:iconxcyeth:
xCyeth Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Thanks for sharing ;)
I really want to try to make them :D
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Enjoy :)
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:iconcyimang:
cyimang Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely my friend:) Love to make them:)
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:iconclaremanson:
claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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:iconcyimang:
cyimang Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome:D
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Toukatsu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Stylish cupcakes 8-)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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7anime7drawer7 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So? Was all the fuss for something worthy? How was it? :eager:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Different, I love cream cheese in a cheesecake, it's very different in a frosting, made a nice change but I still prefer butter cream.
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7anime7drawer7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... The first time i made a cream cheese frosting was kind of weird... It tasted REALLY cheesy... Not a good match for the cupcakes
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deecat18 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Those look so yummy! Red velvet cake is my favorite flavor of cake...And gluten free! :D I have been looking for a gluten-free red velvet cupcake recipe for a while. It'd be awesome if I could get that please. :)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I added the recipe to the description now :)
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deecat18 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you sooo much! <3
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kremlin-dawn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Red velvet cupcakes are literally my favorite food! These look DELICIOUS :heart:

I don't understand why everyone makes them with cream cheese icing though... buttercream is soooo much better lol
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I did like the cream cheese but I agree, buttercream is much better!
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Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look really good :) Professional! Is that crumbled cake on top or really massive sprinkles?
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cake, I didn;t have anything else that would match it :giggle:
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zemimsky Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O_O you read my mind. I was about to make some today. though i thought of making a simple rectangular cake, slice it in half, cream it up, sandwich close it
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claremanson Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: great minds and all that!
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