Sunday, February 10, 2008

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Featured on the latest cover of Better Homes and Garden's Magazine, these Red Velvet Cupcakes are a pretty and delicious choice for Valentine's Day. (This is my pic, but it's similar to the cover shot.) I used the recipe for Chocolate Snaps to make the little chocolate heart accompaniments.

Better Homes also featured a Buttercream Frosting recipe. Though the cupcakes at the top look pretty, my family preferred the delicious buttercream on top. The buttercream frosting is super creamy and easy to pipe or spread. If you use this recipe, you'll need to store the cupcakes in the refrigerator. The Chocolate Hearts were a nice addition.

The Red Velvet Cupcake... undressed!

The Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe can be found HERE.
The Buttercream Frosting recipe can be found HERE.

Enjoy!

14 comments:

getinmybelly said...

Those cupcakes are gorgeous... especially the first picture!

Anna Haight said...

These look lovely!

Medena said...

I have that issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and I was thinking about making those cupcakes too!
Yours look very delicious with frosting, and yeah I would preffer them with frosting too! Mhmmmm...

Peter M said...

These would make nice offerings at the office and as always, the frosting gets eaten first!

RecipeGirl said...

Getinmmybelly & Anna- Thanks :)

Medina- The cover is irresistible, isn't it?

Peter- Don't skip out on the cake part... they're very moist and delicious!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Perfect color, perfect shape, perfect cupcakes!

janelle said...

COOL. These are so fun; a nice alternative to my usual sugar cookies:).

eliza said...

i love the cupcakes, the first photo is very gorgeous, magazine-worthy picture!

RecipeGirl said...

Susan- Thanks for a perfectly nice comment!

Janelle- Well, I made those too this year, but these were better!

Eliza- Thanks for the nice compliment! That's actually a replica of what BH&G did on their cover so I can't take all the credit!

cheese puff said...

That is one unique cupcake! So pretty~

Alexandra said...

Hi Recipe girl, I was searching online for great cupcake recipes because I am catering a friend's wedding and they want cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake. I loved these pictures and so did the bride, I can't wait to try out the recipe. I was wondering if you know if any of the ingredients (cake, frosting or cookie) can be frozen for a week ahead of time to make prep a little easier on the big day?

RecipeGirl said...

Hi Alexandra,
The cookies can definitely be prepared ahead of time and frozen. I have some in my freezer right now because I made a few to make oreos with. I believe that the prepared cupcakes would freeze well (haven't done it myself, but if they were stored properly I don't see why they wouldn't freeze well.) The frosting should not be made until the day of the event. Depending on the weather of the day, you might consider doing a cream cheese type frosting instead as I believe that this frosting worked best when it was refrigerated and kept cool. Good luck!

Forties Housewife said...

Hi Recipe Girl!

These look amazing!! i am going to try the recipe next week so will let you know the results

x

Marcus said...

They look fantastic!