Red Velvet Cuppies

Hows the wkend so far?? hope its as productive as mine... been busy this week... orders started coming in and with the long wkend hols... i hv kids and hubs to entertain lol... so whats new with us.. the Aues... first of.. last week we attended hubs co dinner and dance... we had a fun night.. dressing and munching on food that didnt fill our tummy lol.. how to when theres much entertaining around... my hubs dress as a satay man  and me... i borrowed mom's 50yrs old baju kurung songket (a malay traditional hand woven type of material) the dress instantly made me look like an oldie hehehe .. this yr's D&D was a good one cos hubs won a Mont Blanc pen and a shopping voucher... he also won a microwave oven - good stuff!

So anyway.. this week went by so so quickly... my days are filled with baking ... if i am not baking for others.. i will be baking for the family.. hubs got himself a new car which up to today.. i hv not driven yet.. after 5yrs of driving a tall car... i am not too sure if i hv the confidence to drive a stationwagon... err well i hv no choice but to get used to it for i will hv to drive him to the airport on Monday.. huhu

Yesterday we drove to JB and spend the whole day there... sis Wati and family came along and we took mom and dad too... we had fun of cos... its always nice to hang out with family members.. we went for a short drive to Desaru and also spent an hr at the factory outlet... we did our typical groceries shopping and had dinner at our fav seafood place... the traffic was really bad bec of the easter long hols but it was all worth it :o)

So ok back to this RVC... this recipe was intro to me by Yani of Kitchen Guardian while having coffee in KLCC a few months ago.. she had mentioned briefly that i shud gv this recipe a try... i didnt think much of it until i had to bake it for Sonia's school Easter party a few days ago... cuppies turned out really well.. the taste was just superb... texture is moist and best of all... u can also eat it on its own.. no need for the cream cheese topping lol.. Sonia ate a couple of naked RVC bef i even managed to pipe the frosting lol... describing the taste of this RVC right now makes me wanna go to my kitchen and munch on the only RVC that is left for me to munch hehehe... bake it dearies... bake it for ur family... bake it for ur baking business... i am pretty sure u will get good raves on this RVC .. ty Yani and good luck on ur new venture... am pretty sure u will ace it!

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 bottle (1 ounce) McCormick® Red Food Color - i used wilton no taste red colour
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar - i used 400g snow white icing sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat. Spoon batter into 30 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.
Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
Beat 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened, 2 tablespoons sour cream and 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar until smooth.

Source: Mc Cormick

Note: u will get abt 30 odd cuppies and if u wanna bake it as a cake.. use two 9" cake pan and bake it for abt 35 - 45mins

Mom wore this costume when she was in her teens... hubs songkok was fm dads and to complete his satay man attire.. he got himself the swan brand singlet and the satay fan hehe


Messy Mummy said...

hi K.Rima,
Next week nak try buatlah... nampak sedap sungguh. pastu when u describe sonia makan tu.. Aish.. sangatlah bersemangat waja nak buat. Hehehe..

Karina Indra said...

Karina Indra

Hi, K Rima! I've been really inspiring and motivating by your posting.

Keep enjoying daily live!

KG said...

mnd know tt salted caramel dingdoing choc cake berantu i cldnt stop eating them! so good!

Cookie said...

Lucky you (and your hub) to win so many prizes! Sometime it is the thrill (rather than the prize itself) that counts, isn't it?!

Back to Red Velvet, save for those from Hummingbird Bakery, i have yet to come across any good ones... I am so looking forward to try this. Can i just ask - what cocoa powder do you use? Dutch process or not?

Rima said...

Hi Cookie, i use dutch processed just for the intenseness in it - and for that the richest of them: Valrhona.

Zurailah said...

Sorry Rima,terlambat.... baru nak catch up,i pun dh try bnyk RVC recipes but this 1 mmg x pakai buttermilk or vinegar langsung ya?Guess that 's why boleh mkn 'naked' hehe

sha said...

As salam, sis...nak tau brand sour cream yg u guna? Kt kl ada tak? x sabar nk try tis one...tq..

Rima said...

I use Pura brand.. U can find it kat any supermarket.. If tak jumpa.. U can ganti kan dgn yogurt

Farina Lan said...

hi Kak Rima, may I know whether i can use buttermilk instead of sour cream + milk? probably around 1 cup?

Rima said...

Hi Farina
Oh.. Sour cream or yogurt adds to the moistness of a cake..

Farina Lan said...

Kak Rima, thanks for this recipe. My search for the best red velvet recipe has ended. hehee..

Noelle said...

Hi! Thank you for this recipe! I was attracted to this recipe because of the substitution of sourcream instead of the usual butter milk. Your RVC looks so good, which spurred me on to bake this. :> If you are interested, this is the rvc that i made!

My frosting skills is not as good as yours though. Still learning! Thanks so much for this reciep again!

Unknown said...

I made them and they taste incredible!

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..