Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Reddish Velvet Cupcakes

Allen and his roommates Beth and Eric enjoyed the baked goods Xian and I brought on our road trip so much that we left them begging for more! Lucky for them, I had another trip to Chicago planned to see Jens Lekman (thanks, Allen!), so of course I brought tasty treats!

Cupcakes aren't very mail friendly, so since I was driving I decided I would make some this time since I have a trusty cupcake carrier to keep them safe. I wasn't sure what kind to make, but Eric suggested red velvet, so I went with it. I have never made a red velvet cake (or cupcakes) before, but I found a recipe from Paula Deen. Oddly enough, there was no butter in this recipe! (There was in the frosting, of course!) I did double the chocolate because I like my red velvet to be more on the chocolatey side, but other than that I stuck to her recipe. I don't think I used enough food coloring because they turned out more of a reddish pink than the bold red you usually see in a red velvet, but that may have been because I was using a paste food coloring and not the liquid kind. I like them pink though, they match the sprinkles better that way!

1 comment:

Allen said...

I would just like to point out that this was amazing! I had like 3 left when jilly left and honestly, by the time i got home that afternoon...well guess...