Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Coconut Celtic Frosting


Despite their traditional significance, I consider red velvet cake to be one of the more menacing desserts. I assure you that lurking beneath the moist and dainty surface there is a wretched force to be reckoned with.
These confections are sinister entities, thinly veiled under a cloak of cream cheese innocence.
Deceptive, yet somehow charming, they will make you pray for Ragnarok.



Red Velvet With Celtic Frosting

Make it:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and have all your ingredients at room temperature.

The Cake:
Sift together
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Coco Powder-How much coco you put in is really a personal preference.
I use anywhere from 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup depending on how much I love chocolate that day.

In a large bowl assault:
1 stick of butter until creamy
add 1 1/3 cups of sugar and mix until fluffy and light

Mix together in yet another bowl:
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Gradually add this to the sugar mixture
Pour in the entire contents of a 1 ounce bottle of red food coloring
(or for those who are truly cult you could try sacrificing a goat to a mighty Norse god, and using the blood)
Add the flour mixture in three parts alternating with
1 cup buttermilk

Bake it:
For cupcakes:
I like to spoon the batter into a pastry bag or a ziplock and then squirt it into the cups, it makes for less drips.
Bake 12-15 minutes
For full size cake:
Make sure you line your cake pan with parchment, this batter really likes to stick.
Bake 22-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Frost it:
In a food processor combine
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
8 ounces of cold cream cheese
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
Frost and top with shredded coconut

Best enjoyed with friends over an argument of who is truly more cult.

Also, thank you Dano for sifting the flour again. It is the most infernal of tasks.



35 comments:

Lindsie said...

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My Bug Life said...

*drool*..i luv the cupcake.

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girl6 said...

I think I love you. I made these last night and my taste buds may never walk again. Keep posting!! Keep posting!!

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punkrawkpurl said...

DUDE! you DO know that red velvet cake is my all time fave cake? right? you knew that... well now you do.

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probably his favorite of your baked goods as well.

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Stephen Teichgraeber said...

Red velvet cake rules. Your blog rules. I had to add a link.

Anonymous said...

These are fantastic, but one small problem. The Celts did not have coconut... It's a tropical fruit. Or maybe you're saying the Celts were nuts? Hey, I'm Irish, Erin go braughless baby!

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