Thursday, September 2, 2010

Red Velvet Cupcakes!

I'm forgoing the Wordless Wednesday because I just have so much to talk about!! Just kidding.  Sort of.  I do have lots of posts in the draft queue and this blog is in dire need of a recipe.*  I've been debating whether or not to save all my drafts to post while C and I are on vacation or if I should just post what I can before and wait for the rest till after (I'm leaning towards this idea).  Although I have yet to discuss this dilemma with C.  I sent him an urgent email last week asking him to respond by lunch time (he had a meeting in the morning so I understood that I wouldn't get an answer right away).  It's been a week and I still have not received an answer from him. I did ask for an answer on Monday and he mentioned a wordless week, which wasn't even one of the options I posed to him, but my problem is that I already have lots of wordy posts. What to do. What to do.


As I've told you twice already, Friday was my mom's birthday.  The expert baker that I am, I made her cupcakes from a box.  But I did tweak them a bit.  Here's my new Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe which is a spin off from my regular cupcakes recipe which I still have yet to share.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

What you'll need:
1 box Red Velvet Cupcake Mix
3 Large eggs
1/2 cup veggie oil**
1 cup sour cream
Cream Cheese Icing (I used a can)

What you do:

Preheat your over to 350 degrees.

Mix all the ingredients (in a bowl) with an electric mixer.  I forget the exact times and speeds you are supposed to use on your electric mixer, I just stopped when it looked good. The batter will appear a little thicker than your normal cake mix. But it will be even more yummy!

Evenly distribute batter to 24 lined muffin cups (2 pans - duh).

Here's where I'm not sure what to tell you.  The original recipe said to bake for 18-22 minutes.  I do this and they burn.  So I've backed the baking time to 15 minutes and sometimes they still burn. As I stated Monday, I even bought a oven thermometer because I was convince my oven heated too hot.  It does not, so I don't know what the problem is and just do the tooth pic thing to tell when they are done.

Remove from oven, let cool, and ice!

* Obviously this posted on Thursday when I'm normally wordy.  I realized I didn't have anything to post today and wanted to pay tribute to Oreo yesterday. So there.

**Since I've managed to add pointless things through out this post, I thought I'd add one more for good measure.  When in India, especially while riding on air planes, the stewardess (or other person serving your meal) will ask "Veg" or "Non-Veg".  Don't know why but I get a kick out of it and veggie oil reminds me of it.  Oh, and they also feed you ever 105 minutes.  I'm pretty sure we had 8 meals on our 14 hour flight.

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