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.

Coffee Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon buttermilk powder dissolved in 1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon instant coffee dissolved in 1 cup warm water
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups cocoa powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Frosting:
1 cup (1 pack) butter, softened but cold
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tablespoon coffee dissolved in 1 tablespoon warm water
2-4 tablespoon milk

Procedures:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla and mix until well combined.

2. In another bowl, sift together the flour,sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until well combined. Add the coffee and mix again until just combined.

3.Scoop the batter into muffin pan with cupcake liners until around 3/4 full.

4. 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.

5. To prepare the frosting, in a large mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy, around 5 minutes. Slowly add in confectioners sugar and cocoa powder while continuously mixing.

6. Add vanilla and coffee and blend on low speed. Gradually add milk until you reach desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

7. Frost cupcakes then serve. Enjoy.

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.

Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Frosting

Filipino Style Recipe: Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Frosting is another delicious pastry made of lemon flavored cupcake with blackberry frosting on top. Best to serve with coffee or snack for kids.

Ingredients:
For 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)

For the Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 pack (9oz) cream cheese, sliced into 6 pieces
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup blackberry jam or pie filling
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

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.

Part 2
1. Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar, and salt starting in slow speed for about 2 minutes then at medium to high speed until light and fluffy.
2. Add the cream cheese 1 slice at a time while continuously mixing. Add the blackberry jam and vanilla then mix until the berries are blended.
3. Pipe or simply scoop out the frosting on top of each cupcake. Make sure that the cupcakes are cooled before frosting. Serve.

Carrot Muffin

Filipino Style Recipe: Carrot Muffin is a delicious pastry that has a moist, soft, and just the right sweetness. While frosting is sweet and creamy which makes the muffins look like from a gourmet bakery.

Ingredients:
3 cups grated carrots
4 raw eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 pack (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, vegetable oil, white sugar, and vanilla.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
3. Combine flour mixture, egg mixture and grated carrots then mix until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a muffin pan lined with paper cups, fill each cups 2/3 full of the mixture.
2. Cook into a preheated oven over 350 Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted on the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and let it cool.

Part 3
1. For the frosting, combine the butter cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.
2. Frost the mixture into muffins and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Tips:
1. For grating the carrots, use the bigger side of the grater (the one usually used for the cheese).
2. Do not try to open the oven until it is almost done (around 3/4 of the cooking time).

Brown Velvet Cupcakes with Blackberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Filipino Style Recipe: Everybody is fond of red velvet cupcakes! And why not have other colors like brown velvet? This cupcake is as soft and light as the red velvet with just a different color. Plus, the blackberry cream cheese frosting is to die for!

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 25 minutes (plus preheating time)
Good for 18-20 medium cupcakes

 

Ingredients:

For the Cupcakes
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoon red food color
2 tablespoon green food color

For the Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 pack (9oz) cream cheese, sliced into 6 pieces
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup blackberry jam or pie filling
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

 Procedures:

Part 1

1. Using a stand mixer bowl, combine the vegetable oil, eggs, vinegar, buttermilk, vanilla and sugar and beat until well blended.

2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer in 3 parts and mix after adding each part, scrape the sides to make sure there are no left unmixed ingredients. Add the green and red food coloring and continuously mix until the colors are well blended.

3. Fill each cupcake liners 2/3 full of the batter and bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 23-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle of the cupcake comes out clean.

Part 2

1. Using a stand mixer, cream together the butter, powdered sugar, and salt starting in slow speed for about 2 minutes then at medium to high speed until light and fluffy.

2. Add the cream cheese 1 slice at a time while continuously mixing. Add the blackberry jam and vanilla then mix until the berries are blended. Pipe or simply scoop out the frosting on top of each cupcake. Make sure that the cupcakes are cooled before frosting.

Basic Cupcake with Cheese and Bacon

Filipino Style Recipe: Basic Cupcake with Cheese and Bacon is a basic white cupcake that you can frost with your favorite frosting. However, in this recipe, i tried to make a twist by using grated cheese and bacon as topping.

Ingredients:
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 tablespoon Powdered buttermilk
2 eggs at room temperature
2 tablespoon Vanilla
1/4 cup vegetable Oil
1 cup milk

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer at low speed for about 4 minutes.
2. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. Add to the butter and mix until well blended.
3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and oil and pour to the flour mixture. Mix at low speed until just combined.
4. Still at slow speed, add milk to the butter and mix until just combined. Do not over mix. The batter will be a bit liquid.

Part 2
1. Fill muffin pan with cupcake liners about 1/2 full and bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
2. Remove from oven and top with grated cheese and bacon.You can also opt to frost with your favorite frosting like Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Frosting.