Red velvet cupcakes

(5 Posts)
Tkmum23 Sat 05-Oct-13 09:11:39

Hi there need a tried and tested recipe for red velvet cupcakes. Some recipes use buttermilk others don't...which is best?

Also should I ice them with cream cheese frosting or buttercream?

bacon Sat 05-Oct-13 14:38:36

too bland in taste for me they are plain sponge with red food colouring. Buttermilk does give a nice taste to vanilla cakes or just yoghurt.

You can ice them either cream cheese is a better alternative.

They need cream cheese, that's part of their charm. I use buttermilk and it does seem to alter the consistency of the cakes.

PandaNot Sat 05-Oct-13 14:45:08

Yes, buttermilk and cream cheese needed for red velvet cakes. The hummingbird recipe is the best one I've used.

bruffin Sat 05-Oct-13 14:52:02

i read that the buttermilk is used to cause a reaction with food colouring to make the deep red colour

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