Red Velvet Cupcakes
Posted: 07 March 2012 10:04 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I was just wondering if Rose’s Red Velvet Cake recipe can be adapted into cupcakes.  This cake has always intrigued me and I just might take the plunge and make it.  But I do not want to make a whole cake because it usually ends up going stale before we can eat all of it.  Cupcakes can be frozen individually and taken out when we want them.

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Posted: 07 March 2012 11:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I think the recipe should work fine as cupcakes.  I cannot speak to adjustments in leavening, hiowever.

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Posted: 08 March 2012 01:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I freeze layer cake slices all the time and I find that a better eating experience than a cupcake, which tends to dry out easily.

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Posted: 08 March 2012 09:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Liza, I’ve made this recipe as cupcakes a few times now.

I don’t adjust leavening and I allow the batter to sit in the cupcake pan for ~20 min before baking to achieve a domed top. If you want a flat top, just bake them right away.

They are sensitive to over baking/drying out; they’re often over baked by the time the top springs back slightly or the toothpick comes out clean. (my usual tests for doneness). I’m relying more and more on internal temperature. I didn’t make a note, but I think 196-200F works.

I often frost them, freeze them and then wrap each one well with plastic wrap. I think frosting them and baking them in paper liners helps to keep them moist.

I normally make 12 from 1 batch of batter and they bake for 20-21 min. I’ve included a photo of 1 to give you an idea of size (the awful magenta colour is courtesy of Club House brand food colouring smile ).

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Posted: 08 March 2012 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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CharlesT - 08 March 2012 05:50 AM

I freeze layer cake slices all the time and I find that a better eating experience than a cupcake, which tends to dry out easily.

I agree…. I am so over seeing cupcakes everywhere!!

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Posted: 09 March 2012 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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CRenee - 08 March 2012 05:35 PM
CharlesT - 08 March 2012 05:50 AM

I freeze layer cake slices all the time and I find that a better eating experience than a cupcake, which tends to dry out easily.

I agree…. I am so over seeing cupcakes everywhere!!

except here of course, because I know you guys are all into quality.

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Posted: 09 March 2012 11:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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CRenee - 08 March 2012 05:35 PM
CharlesT - 08 March 2012 05:50 AM

I freeze layer cake slices all the time and I find that a better eating experience than a cupcake, which tends to dry out easily.

I agree…. I am so over seeing cupcakes everywhere!!

Seriously!

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