Friday, December 18, 2015

Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar

           "Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar"!  Yes, it really is easy and makes for such a visually appealing way to dress up cupcakes, not that cupcakes need to be dressed up as the name itself is cute and enticing! This recipe is specially for them who are really obsessive for cupcakes. Enjoy this Christmas to the fullest extent with these cupcakes.
                 I really hope you enjoy this recipe and gets you in the Christmas spirit.
                                               Merry Christmas!!!
    Let's spread the joy by  #foodiemonday #bloghop , in this Christmas season with #cakemonday challenge.

Ingredients:
For Cup Cake;
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 stick (8tbls) unsalted butter(room temp.)
2 eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbls red food color(liquid)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp white vinegar
For Buttercream Frosting;
1 cup softened butter
2-4 tbls milk
1/2 tbls vanilla extract
3-4 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Method:
For Cupcakes;
* Pre heat the oven to 350*F.
* Place the paper liners on cupcakes baking tray.
* Take a mixing bowl.
* Sift together the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
* In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, food color, vinegar and vanilla extract.
* In a big bowl or electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed for about 1 min.
* Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until combine, on low speed.
* Add some dry flour mix and buttermilk mix one by one and some by some.
* Mix until all combined.
* Make sure the batter is mixed well.

* Scoop the batter into cupcake cups with spoon or ice cream scooper.
* Bake for 10-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centers come out clean.
* Make sure do not over bake.
* Cool completely on wire rack.

For Buttercream Frosting;
* Beat the butter with an electric beater for a few minutes.(until creamy)
* Add 3 cups powdered sugar and beat on low until the butter has absorbed the sugar.
* Add vanilla extract, salt & 2 tbls milk and beat again on medium speed.
* Beat medium - high speed for about 3-4 minutes.
* If  the frosting looks too stiff than add some milk.
* If the frosting looks too loose, than add some sugar.
* Keep it in fridge for a while.
Arrange in jar;
* Once the cupcakes cool down, place 1 cupcake in a jar.
* Put a layer of frosting, with the help of decorative tip.
* Take another cupcake and place on frosting.
* Repeat the steps as many times as you want.
* Sprinkle some crumble cake on top of frosting.
* Cover the jar with lid and package however you like!

      It will be heartbreaking to eat, as it is so pretty, but it is so yummy!
  Easy right? I know, if I can do it , than you can do it too. Try it for sure.

 "Life is short, eat more cupcakes!" 
Happy Cooking until next time.!