Friday, October 12, 2012
Red Velvet Cupcakes
I started graduate school in August. I'm loving it and I've made new friends really quickly. One of my new friends had a birthday in September and her favorite dessert is red velvet cake. Wanting to let my new friends know how awesome vegan desserts can be, I made cupcakes for the M.A. students on her birthday.
I found the recipe for the cake here. Instead of making 2 8-inch rounds as the recipe calls for I made about 20 cupcakes. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops spring back and a toothpick comes out clean.
I topped the cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting. That recipe can be found from the early days of the blog here.
*Make sure the red food coloring you use is vegan. Alternatively, you can substitute with an equal amount of fresh beet juice!