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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Make with Love for Your Valentine

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Woots!! Valentine's Day is just around the corner!!

Guess what!! If you still cracking your head on what to buy for your sweet valentine, be it a guy or a girl, or even you have a self-valentine or your valentine is your family or friends, try this out during weekends! You may produce the sweetest thing ever~

You will need:
1 hr. 15 minutes for preparation
15 to 17 minutes to bake
10 minutes for cooling

Ingredients [for 28 servings]:
3 eggs
3/4 cup butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
2-1/4 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp.of red food coloring
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. vinegar
Small chocolate heart-shaped cookies (optional)
Powdered sugar (optional)

1. Let eggs and butter stand 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F[170 C]. Line 28 2-1/2-inch[6.5 cm] cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.

2. In medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, and 3/4 tsp. salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium-high 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until combined. One at a time, add eggs; beat on medium after each. Beat in food coloring on low.

3. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to egg mixture; beat on low to medium sped after each just until combined. Stir together baking soda and vinegar. Add to batter; beat just until combined.

4. Spoon batter into prepared pans, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely. Top with small chocolate cookies, if desired. Dust with powdered sugar.

Just in case you are health conscious, the nutrition facts are...
Calories172, Total Fat (g)6, Saturated Fat (g)3, Monounsaturated Fat (g)2, Cholesterol (mg)36, Sodium (mg)124, Carbohydrate (g)28, Total Sugar (g)17, Protein (g)3, Calcium (DV%)2, Iron (DV%)4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Thanks to BHG for sharing~

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1 feedbacks:

Fatimah said...

Do u recommend any cookies recipe as well?



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