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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Southern Devils Food Cake aka Failed Red Velvet Cupcakes

This blog is intended to share with y'all my baking adventures. I hope that I can inspire y'all to bake some of the goodies posted here. I will try new recipes and hopefully along the the way I will discover a favorite that will stay with me. I already have many go to recipes but there are many more out there that I would like to explore.

So without further ado today I have for you a failed attempt at making red velvet cupcakes or as my sister called them Southern Devils Food Cake. See the picture atop. They look pretty don't they? Well pretty they were but they did not taste like what I expected red velvet to taste like. It might have been the oil I used or the fact that I ran out of red dye but they did not live up to my expectations. I got the recipe from My Baking Addiction [another of my fave blogs] and I was so excited to try making them as I had never made them before. Unfortunately my cupcakes came out tasting oily, however I do have to say that the frosting was absolutely amazing. I hate cream cheese frosting but I have to say that I absolutely love this frosting and it is a keeper. I will continue to use it, but I'm going to have to keep on looking for that perfect red velvet recipe. If you are looking for a cream cheese recipe here it is:

From My Baking Addiction:

Frost 12 cupcakes

8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
3 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
1 pound confectioners’ sugar (about 3 ¾ cups), sifted
2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract*
1. In a the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together, cream cheese, shortening, and butter until well combined.
2. With the mixer of low, gradually add the confectioners’ sugar until thoroughly incorporated and smooth. Add vanilla and mix to combine.



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