Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Eggless Red velvet cupcakes

   Hi, friends!  With the shifting ahead, I completely lost track of my blogging.  And yes, we are  based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  My new home just got set and for the upcoming festive mode, I dedicate you my eggless version of Red velvet cupcakes with Cream cheese frosting.


Red velvet cupcakes are slightly cocoa flavoured and the mix of baking soda and vinegar are added to help the cake rise and retain the moist texture.  Since I didn't have vinegar at home, I replaced them with lime juice and it worked fine.  Super-moist cupcakes with a creamy, tangy frosting  were a total yum!   My family loved it.  Do try this and let us know your feedback.  






Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 15 minutes
Yields: 8 medium cupcakes

Ingredients required:

For the cupcakes

  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp red food colour liquid
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 11/2 tsp lime juice


For the frosting

  • 1/3 cup Dairy whipping cream (I used Almarai brand)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Cream cheese (I used Philadelphia brand)
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 175-degree celsius. Stir in the red colour to buttermilk, keep aside.  Place all the dry ingredients except Baking soda in a bowl - All purpose flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  


Make a hole in the centre.  Add buttermilk, oil, sugar  and  vanilla. 


Fold them well using a spatula.  



Now add baking soda and lime juice in a ladle.  They will froth up.  Add this to our prepared batter.  



Fold them well.  


Add this to our paper lined cupcakes and bake for about 15 minutes.  


Cool them over the wire rack.


Let's prepare the frosting.  To the fresh cream, add in zest, icing sugar and vanilla.  


Start beating them till you get stiff peaks.  This will take few minutes.  


After getting stiff peaks, add the cream cheese and fold them very lightly into the whipped cream.






Yahoo!  Our tangy, delicious frosting is now ready.  Spoon them over the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!


Happy Baking 


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