Red velvet cupcakes

Here’s a great idea that you’ve been waiting for, for a really romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day! It is these little passionate red treats, soft and tempting, to be eaten one after the other with your loved one.... just a few simple ingredients and a bit of red food colouring, and you’ll have the most original Valentine cake ever made! Cupcakes are very fashionable and can be made for any occasion: a dessert buffet, on birthdays or other festival days, decorated as you please, and they are ideal for adding a bit of fun to your parties. The important thing is to have a theme and then decorate them accordingly - they lend themselves to this perfectly – and then you can also indulge your favourite flavours, with coffee, yogurt, vanilla, cream, chocolate ... And now, let’s make these fantastic cupcakes together: just read the recipe and then with the help of the photo gallery, making them will be child’s play.

Ingredients

  • eggs 1 unit
  • butter 60 grams At room temperature
  • sugar 70 grams
  • yoghurt A tub of plain yoghurt
  • vanilla extract A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • white wine vinegar A teaspoon of white wine vinegar
  • Italian 00 flour 150 grams
  • unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • baking powder Half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • salt A pinch of salt
  • food colouring Red
Information
25 minutes Total time
20 minutes Active time
Serves 6 persons
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Preparation

Beat the egg with the diced butter and the sugar until you have a smooth and soft consistency. Then add the yogurt, vinegar and vanilla extract, stirring everything together continuously. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Pour the flour mixture into the liquid mixture and whisk everything together. Add the desired amount of food colouring, depending on the shade of red that you prefer. Fill the muffin cups to half their capacity and bake for about twenty minutes at 180°C. When cooked, let it cool completely. Cut the top off every cupcake and drill a hole in the centre with a knife. Keep the trimmings to one side. Beat the cheese until creamy, add the icing sugar, stirring constantly, and finally add the fresh cream. Whisk together until the cream is soft and thick. Put the cream in a pastry bag and fill the inside of the cupcakes, and then some more over the top surface. Chop up the cupcake trimmings and sprinkle over the cream filling as decoration.

Tips
The Red Velvet Cupcakes will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days in special cake containers, whilst if not filled with any cream you could keep them for 4-5 days out of the refrigerator. To cook them, use muffin tins or ramekins.
Trivia
The most common decoration for cupcakes is a butter cream to which food colouring is added if desired. In this case we wanted to add a lighter topping, with just cream cheese, cream and sugar.

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