Monday, February 2, 2015

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Valentine's Special

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Valentine's Special

We continue with the Valentine's special, today I bring you one of my favorite recipes, as everyone knows I'm not a lover of cupcakes, but these red velvet cupcakes melt me, the red velvet are my favorite cupcakes, its flavor is so unique, they are not completely chocolate or vanilla, but its flavor is enhanced, I don't know what it is but I melts me, so I bring one of my most cherished and secret recipes, because only with you I could share this treat that will make that the heart of that special person is melted by you.

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Valentine's Special

These red velvet cupcakes covered with cream cheese frosting are deadly, not literal, but they are very yummy, to give them a super romantic touch I decorated them with rose shape frosting, using a tip (wilton # 104), in the video I'll show you how to do it easily.

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Valentine's Special

And while we enter the month of love and friendship, my friends from Bocados Divinos and Lo he Cocinado Yo, decided to make three recipes for cupcakes to delight you with these three different but deliciously unique options, Cupcakes de fresas y ron and Cupcake de Chocolate y Frambuesas , only in spanish tho.

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Valentine's Special

The red velvet cake was born at the time of the Second World War, when food was rationed, so to make the cakes look just like that if they had more chocolate they added beets to fix the dark color of cocoa, which along with the vinegar helps, makes it look darker, if you try to make red velvet without the dye you will realize what I say, I asume that a baker added made more red than he should and it ended being red, people liked it that way and then they started doing it on purpose and it eventually changed by using the dye color to accentuate it more.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Vanessa Hernández
Published 02/02/2015
The fabulous red velvet cake becomes irresistible with these cupcakes, topped with cream cheese and vanilla frosting.


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of powder sugar 
  • 1 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. of red food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 1/2 tbsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of sodium bicarbonate
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt


To make our cupcakes start by pre heat the oven to 350 ° F.
Place in bowl of mixer the refined sugar and icing sugar, this combination will make our cupcakes super soft, then add the oil and whisk until the sugar dissolves, then add the eggs and let them cream, we incorporate the dye to the mixture and reserve.

In a separate bowl sift the dry ingredients, likewise combine the yogurt with apple cider vinegar, then incorporate the yogurt to the egg mixture, then add the dry ingredients, mix until everything is well incorporated.

Add the cupcake holders to the mold, then with a spoon of ice cream we add the mix into the molds, in doing so we make sure that all the cupcakes get the same amount of mass. We are going to bake  them for 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let them cool on a rack while you prepare the frosting.

Serves: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 22 mins.
Total time: 37 mins.
Tags: Cupcakes, Red Velvet, San Valentin, Cream Cheese Cream.

Cream Cheese Frosting 

Vanessa Hernández
Published 02/02/2015
Super versatile cream cheese frosting for cakes, cupcakes or cookies.


  • 380 g of cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp. of vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of powder sugar


Add all the ingredients into the mixer bowl and stir using the the blade attachment, the cheese should be at room temperature when used, it will be easier to mix that way.

Serve: 1 cup
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.
Tags: Cupcakes, Red Velvet, Saint Valentine, Cream cheese cream

On thursday I'll teach you how to make another dessert using the same ingredients of this recipe, you'll see that you can make several desserts with out a lot of effort, using red velvets a a base recipe.

I Invite you to subscribe to my YouTube cannel and enjoy my St. Valentine Special made just for you with lots of love, here I leave the link of the playlist with tons of recipes to enamour



Rachel Page said...

Absolutely Delicious!It was my first time making red velvet cupcakes, and thank goodness I found your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Vanessa Hernandez said...

Tks to you @rachaelPage <3 Hugs!