Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting

My parents were born and raised in the south. Winchester, KY to be exact. That was also the birthplace of your's truely. So, being of southern lineage, I am always looking for the absolute BEST red velvet cake recipe. I stumbled upon an article in Victoria Magazine over 8 years ago that featured a woman named RebeccaRather. She was a single mother, like myself, who left her day job as a caterer to follow her dream. She opened up a small bakery in Fredericksburg, Texas called Rather_Sweet. The rest is history. Ten years later she has a thriving business and is the belle of the ball. Not only does she operate her successful bakery, but has a small restaurant down the street as well. She has also published two cookbooks, The Pastry Queen and ThePastryQueenChristmas. I purchased both, of course, and have made a number of her recipes. By far, one of my favorites is the Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe from The Pastry Queen Christmas. These cupcakes are DIVINE . Tender, moist and amazing! The accompanying Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting is what makes these cupcakes over the top!

So, after a long day at work, and a two hour meditation class, I was feeling the urge to splurge. It is another co-worker's birthday tomorrow so I decided to whip up some for the troops. I was not so great at documenting the whole process, but you get the drift. Forty eight DELICIOUS cupcakes are ready to be eaten tomorrow (well, 47 as of about a minute ago cuz my husband stole one!). Wow, speaking of the Devil, I hear him moaning right now as he is devouring it.......I think that is a good thing!

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So, you bake them up ( I doubled up the batch to make 48 small)


And you make the yummy frosting while they are baking


And then after you have let them cool completely, you frost them up.


You add some sugar sprinkles while the frosting is still wet.

And then you DIG IN!

4 comments:

outside 'z' box said...

That frosting is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs.

The said...

I made Red Cake cupcakes for my son's birthday. I use a different frosting that has flour in it...I'll have to try this one next year. :-)

BAKING is my ZeN said...

I just bought "The Pastry Queen" by Rebecca Rather. Your cupcakes look beautiful and delish!

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