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Red velvet cupcakes with strawberry frosting - great for Valentine's day
Red velvet cupcakes with strawberry frosting
I was recently chatting on the phone with a friend and I told her about some cakes I had baked for the Christmas and New Years holidays. She said, "Ooh, did you make any red velvet cake?"
Unfortunately, I had to say no but of course that gave me the idea to put it on my agenda to try making some in the future. I had never made red velvet cake myself before but I know that it is much loved by many.
I still have not made a red velvet cake from scratch yet but below are some photos of the finished result from using Duncan Hines moist deluxe red velvet cake mix and Duncan Hines strawberry frosting.
I was really pleased with the result. I baked these red velvet cupcakes the same day that I baked the yellow cake with chocolate frosting that I discuss in another hub. I enjoyed sharing it all with loved ones.
I think that Valentine's Day is nice for acknowledging your love for your children, mom, dad, aunts, siblings, grandparents, best friends... in addition to romance with your significant other (husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend). I'm one of those people that really supports the greeting card industry and I buy many Hallmark or American Greetings cards at that time of the year to mark the occasion.
Sharing dessert with loved ones
So all this baking that I did was shared up for many people not just my husband. I think everyone enjoyed it. I usually see red velvet cake with a white colored frosting of some kind such as a buttercream frosting but I liked the idea to use strawberry (pink colored) frosting for Valentine's Day.
The taste also complements the red velvet cake well since red velvet cake has that rich cocoa flavor. Chocolate and strawberries are often paired together because they complement each other so well in taste.
Like the yellow cake mix, baking this cake is very easy to do.:
- Just add vegetable oil, water and eggs according to cake box directions.
- The cupcakes will be in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.
Make sure to stir your frosting frequently (about 30 times) to make it more spreadable. This is a tip that is given on the jar of frosting and one that I myself have overlooked in the past.
- The easier the frosting is to apply, the better it will look on the cupcake.
- The cake must be completely cooled before you begin spreading frosting on it.