Beet red velvet cupcakes. Beetroot infused red velvet cupcakes for a sweet treat without the nasties. Finish with silky cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with cake crumbs to create a showstopper.
Making the best red velvet cake surely involves the classic ingredients: flour, eggs, cocoa powder, buttermilk and white vinegar. But the one amazing ingredient that makes it stand out of the crowd is that eye catching deep red color. And the two best ways to achieve that beautiful colour? The artificial red food color and the very natural red beetroots.
If you want to go the natural way, this beet red velvet cupcake is the right recipe for you. The most challenging part of making red velvet cake with natural beets is preserving that beautiful red color while baking. And that means, you’ll need a very acidic batter to create the perfect color. So, I’ve made a few additions to the classic recipe to achieve that vibrant red color.
This cupcake recipe requires all the classic ingredients used to make red velvet cake – eggs, flour, cocoa powder, buttermilk, white vinegar and sugar. While baking soda is a must ingredient in the classic recipe, you have to replace it with baking powder in this recipe. Again, you’ll also need plenty of red grated beetroots to create the beautiful red color.
For the frosting, we’ll go with the classic cream cheese frosting that makes the ideal pairing with these beautiful beet red velvet cupcakes. I really love the beautiful contrast of red and white, and yes, you’ve another reason to make this cupcake.
How to make beet red velvet cupcake
You’ll need to start with sifting the dry ingredients – flour, sugar and baking powder – into a large bowl. The grated beetroots are processed into a smooth paste along with ——-. Finally, add in eggs and softened butter, and give it a quick whizz.
Now this red purée goes into the bowl of dry ingredients. Fold in gently to create that red magic. Now, the final step. The red batter goes into the cupcake tin and straight into the oven. Cool! When the beautiful red cupcakes come out of the oven, let them cool completely before frosting.
The classic cream cheese frosting
The velvety cream cheese is combined with butter, sugar and a hint of vanilla essence to the best frosting ever. It’s finger-licking good. Now all you need to do is bring in your creative ideas to frost the cupcakes anyway you like. And don’t forget to sprinkle a little red crumbs on the frosting. It’s all about that beautiful contrast of colors.
How pretty are these beet red velvet cupcakes!
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