Red Velvet Cupcake

The all time favorite red velvet cupcake is very simple to do. On this recipe, I used buttermilk powder instead of my usual sour cream. The output is still the same soft and velvety cupcake. The perfect frosting for red velvet which is cream cheese frosting is also included in the recipe.

Cupcake Ingredients:
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder
1/2 cup water
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
3 cuos sifted confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heart Shaped Sprinkles (optional)

Procedures:
For the cupcake:
1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Dissolve buttermilk powder in water and set aside.
2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.In another bowl, beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, buttermilk, red food coloring and vanilla.
3. Add the dry ingredients and stir into the batter until just blended. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and baking soda. Stir and pour into the batter and fold.
4. Spoon batter into prepared cupcake cups.Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let it cool before frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting
1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Frost cooled cupcakes and add spinkles.

Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting


Ingredients:
For the cupcake:
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/8 cups white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For the frosting:
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Procedures:
1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, white sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in the oil and vanilla. Fold in carrots and pineapple.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix flour mixture into the carrot mixture until evenly moist. Fill the prepared cupcake cups to almost full.
3. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool before frosting.
4. To prepare the frosting,in a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla and orange extract, then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar.

Cheese Cupcake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sour cream
4 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

For the Frosting:
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, chilled
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

Procedures.
1. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and butter until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating lightly after each addition. Add the sour cream,milk, and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
3. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix using spatula until no dry lumps remain. Fold in the grated cheese. Do not over mix.
4. Put cupcake cups into muffin pan and pour batter into each cup until almost full, around 3/4 of the cup.
5. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.Remove from oven and let it cool slightly before frosting.

To prepare the frosting:
1. In a bowl on top of a pan with boiling water, melt the chocolate chips.Let it cool.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Slowly add the melted chocolate and beat again until well combined.
3. Frost the cupcake.

Zucchini and Blackberry Cupcake

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 pieces medium zucchini, shredded
1/2 cup blackberry

Frosting:
1 cup (1 pack) butter, softened but cold
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-4 tablespoon milk

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
2. In another bowl, combine the oil and sugar and mix until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until just combined. Add the vanilla extract and beat again.
3. Blend the wet mixture into the dry mixture alternately. Stir in zucchini and blackberry until well combined.
4.Scoop the batter into muffin pan with cupcake liners until around 3/4 full.
5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before completely removing from the pan.

Part 2
1. To prepare the frosting, in a large mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy, around 5 minutes. Slowly add in confectioners sugar while continuously mixing.
2. Add vanilla and blend on low speed. Gradually add milk until you reach desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Part 3
1. Chill for 15 minutes. This will make the frosting easier to pipe and hold its shape.
2. Frost cooled cupcakes. Serve and enjoy.

Strawberry Cheese Cupcakes

Filipino Style Recipe: Strawberry Cheese Cupcakes is a mouth-watering dessert that can be served in all kind of occasion.

Ingredients:
1 small can strawberry pie filling
10-12 muffin cups
muffin pan

Crust:
2 cups crushed grahams
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese:
2 packs cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 can condensed milk
1 lemon, juiced and zested
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 tablespoon flour

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix together the crust ingredients until well combined.
2. Grease muffin pan and line with muffin cups.
3. Scoop a mixture and press into the the bottom of each muffin cup.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese using an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
2. Gradually beat in the condensed milk. Mix in lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
3. Beat in the eggs at low speed one at a time until just combined.
4. Add the flour and beat again.

Part 3
1. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the muffin cups until 2/3 full.
2. Bake for 25 minutes without opening the oven.
3. Let it cool completely then place scoop of strawberry filling.
4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hourse until ready to serve.

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

Filipino Style Recipe: I have received requests from my colleagues to do a pink cupcake so one lazy afternoon, I decided to grant their wish. The cupcakes came out beautifully and my colleagues raved about them. Now I am thinking what other flavors and colors will be next.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 drops red food color
1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract (optional)
24 big marshmallows

Procedures:
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar using an electric mixer until light and fluffy, around 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until just combined. Beat in vanilla.

2. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream, beating well after each addition. Mixture is a little heavy.

3. Add the food color and strawberry extract and whisk slowly until color is well distributed. Use more or less food color to achieve the shade of pink that you like.

4. Fill paper lined cupcake cups until 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

5. Get the cupcakes from the oven and quickly top with marshmallows. Put back in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until marshmallows are softened. Remove from the oven and press down the marshmallows using spoon. Let it cool completely.

Blue Velvet Cupcake

Filipino Style Recipe: You love red velvet cupcakes but your favorite color is blue. Why not make blue velvet instead? Now you can have your two favorites in one. Happy baking!

Yield: 30 cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 1/2 tablespoons buttermilk powder
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 bottle (1 ounce) blue food color
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Frosting:
1 cup frosty whip (powdered whipping cream)
1 cup cold water
1/2 teaspoon blue food color

Procedures:
1. In a small bowl, mix together the milk, buttermilk, and baking soda. Set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar using electric mixer until light and fluffy, around 5 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time until just blended.
3. Mix in buttermilk mixture, food color and vanilla.
4. In another bowl, combine flour cocoa, powder and salt. Gradually blend dry mixture into the wet mixture.

Part 2
1. Spoon batter into paper lined muffin cups until about 2/3 full.
2. Bake into preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
3. Remove from oven and cool in wire racks.

Part 3
1. Beat the powdered whipped cream, water and food color until peaks form. Chill for 15 minutes.This will make the frosting easier to pipe and hold its shape.
2. Frost cooled cupcakes. Serve and enjoy.

Peanut Butter Cupcake

Filipino Style Recipe: I am enjoying peanut butter a little too much lately. Whether to eat on its own, with bread, with banana, and it just goes on and on. This cupcake recipe is inspired by the creaminess of peanut butter.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup and 2 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoon buttermilk

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugar, and peanut butter then beat until creamy.
2. Add eggs and vanila and mix until well combined.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt.
4. Alternately add the dry ingredients and buttermilk into the batter.

Part 2
1. Scoop batter into cupcake pan with cupcake liners until almost full (cupcake will rise a little)
2. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Farenheit for 15 minutes or toothpick inserted comes out clean.
3. Remove from oven and let it cool for 2 minutes until transferring to a wire rach to cool completely. Top with your favorite frosting and enjoy

Chocolate Mallows Cupcake

Filipino Style Recipe:I am not a big fan of marshmallows but its a different story when you say melted marshmallows. In this recipe, instead of using the usual frosting, I am using melted marshmallows on top of a rich and bold chocolate cupcake.

Ingredients:
For the cupcake:
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder dissolved in 1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon instant coffee dissolved in 1 cup hot water
1 cup chocolate, melted

For the toppings:
24 pieces big white marshmallows

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients(flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt)
2. In another bowl,combine the buttermilk,oil, eggs, and vanilla.
3. Mix the wet ingredients with a mixer on low speed. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
4. Add the coffee and mix with hand until just combined. Fold in melted chocolate.
5. Pour the batter into prepared cupcake pans.
6. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted on the cupcake comes out clean.

Part 2
1. Remove from the oven and put one marshmallow on top of each cupcake. Press lightly to avoid from falling off the cupcake.
2. Put back in the oven and bake for 1 minute or less when the top is light brown.
3. Remove from the oven and gently press down marshmallows to flatten.
4. Best served warm.

Lemon Cupcake

Filipino Style Recipe: The original recipe is for simple cupcake but I wanted to add some zing to it, thus the lemon. And guess what? my family raved about them. This cupcake is perfect with your favorite coffee or tea.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 18 minutes (plus preheating time)
Good for 16-18 medium cupcakes

Ingredients:
or the cupcakes
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
5 tablespoon butter, softened
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
1 3/4 all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sour cream
1 lemon (lemon zest and lemon juice)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar and mix with hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

2. Using a stand mixer, mix the butter, vegetable oil, and sugar until well combined, around 3 minutes. Add the egg yolks and vanilla until well blended.

3.Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Alternate adding the sour cream and dry ingredients in 3 parts in to the butter mixture until just blended.Do not overmix. Fold in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and egg whites to the batter until evenly combined.

4. Fill cupcake liners until 1/2 full and bake into preheated oven at 350 farenheit for 15 -18 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let it cool in rack.