Sunday, 30 September 2012

Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Madness!

At my school, we do something we call 'Cake Friday'. Every week, we take turns, making cupcakes or biscuits for the class. Last week it was my turn, and I decided I didn't just want to make the standard cupcake with a bit of buttercream. Instead, I went online, and found this recipe for red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

The cakes I made this weekend

The recipe is a little unusual, because it contains a few ingredients one wouldn't associate with baking, let alone cakes. The important thing is though, the cakes turned out amazing!

The cake batter
I found following it closely to be the best method, however some measurements I took into my own hands, such as the amount of colouring and vanilla essence.

There was only one major issue with my batch; the recipe did not specify how big the cases were. I doubled the original recipe, aiming to make 24 instead of 12, but I ended up making more. A lot more. 36 more.

When I made them again this weekend, I didn't double the recipe, thinking I would get 25-30 cakes from the amount listed. I used different, bigger cases though, so I only ended up with 15 very heavily iced cakes.

Cream cheese frosting!

Overall I do think it's a lovely recipe, but one may not end up with the number of cakes desired.

Sorry I have been away for a while,


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