Salam to all,
I really can't believe that its already Friday today. It feels like the weekdays have gone too quickly this week. Anyway, to everyone that has been waiting for this day to come, I wish u guys/gals a very happy weekend. Yesterday, 1/3/2012 marks the first day of autumn here in NZ. This year, it feels that summer never comes and suddenly its already autumn now. Its been predicted that the weather will be crazy with gale force winds and heavy rain to hit the North Island - where we are at tonight/tomorrow. We are to expect power outages due to wind damage :( Anyway, insyaAllah we will be fine. Last year, a few houses got their roofs blown off and one local shop's glass panel was smashed to pieces due to very heavy wind.
Ok back to this cake. Last year, I tried my hand at making a red velvet cake but I ended up giving them to the sheeps bcos it turned out to be a disaster ahaakkkss. Only 2 old sheeps are left now in the paddock in front of our house. One has died and the little lambs have been slaughtered. Not sure if there's gonna be any spring lambs born this year. This time, I tried my luck at making these red velvet cupcakes since there was some cream cheese left from making the lemon pull apart bread and alhamdullilah they turned out good. Only the cream cheese frosting were topsy turvy since I haven't got steady hands ahakkksss. I made half of the recipes and got 11 cupcakes......supposed to be 12 if I didnt over filled them.
While setting up the table to photo this rvc, I have to go back to the kitchen to grab something that I've forgotten. The next minute I heard one of the plank fell off the table :(( Haiizzz it was Jannah that knocked it down accidentally and came running to me. I asked her what happened?? Her answer was "Takde apa2 lah....mama tak mo marah Jannah eh." I asked her again what happened and she suddenly burst into tears. I had a chuckle in my heart. I didnt even growl her and she already started crying hahahaz. Went back to my table and saw one of the plank was on the carpet together with 2 cupcakes. Oh well, lucky it wasn't all of them on the floor otherwise.....no photos and no cupcakes for us!!!
Source : Annie @ Annie's eat
Adapted From : Saveur
Frosting From : Confections of a Foodie Bride
Ingredients: (I made half of the recipe)
For the cake:
2½ cups cake flour
1½ cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1½ cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp. (1 oz.) liquid red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. distilled white vinegar
For the frosting:*8 oz. cream cheese
5 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2½ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Directions:Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. In a medium bowl, combine the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt; whisk to blend. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla and vinegar. Beat on medium speed until well blended.
Mix in the dry ingredients on low speed and beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared liners.
Bake, rotating the pans halfway through baking, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 18 minutes.
Let cool in the pans 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until well combined and smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
Mix in the vanilla extract.
Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar until totally incorporated, increase the speed and then beat until smooth.
Frost cooled cupcakes as desired.
Have an enjoyable weekend everyone. I have to go and iron hb's uniforms *sob sob* :ppp TTFN ;)