Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy Chuck Hughes
Show: Chuck's Day Off Episode: The Wait Staff
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 20 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 30 min
Cook: 30 min
 
YIELD: 24 cupcakes
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
    • Icing
    • 2 cups mascarpone
    • 1 cup icing sugar (confectioners'), sifted
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    Directions

    For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    In a food processor, mix the sugar with the eggs, oil, yogurt, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Blend until just incorporated.

    Place paper cupcake liners into a muffin pan, and divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, pouring only halfway so the batter doesn't overflow. Bake, rotating halfway through, for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove the cupcakes and let cool.

    For the icing: In a bowl, beat the mascarpone, icing sugar, cream, and lemon zest together until the mixture is smooth.

    Spoon a dollop of mascarpone cream on the cupcakes.

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    • on March 18, 2014

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      I tried the recipe and it was smoother than your normal batter. I swapped canola oil for rapeseed oil (because I had some at home). It came out well however, I will swap canola oil for butter next time; I can taste the rapeseed oil in the cupcakes though not bad however, I prefer the taste of butter.

      Thank you for sharing your recipe, I had fun doing this.

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    • on March 06, 2014

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      insanely good

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    • on August 27, 2013

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      Wow! It tastes great!!!
      But I did reduce sugar amount to 1 cup, oil to 1 cup and no red coloring. I also added 1 tsp of instant coffe and used dark cocoa powder.
      I baked for 20 min and it was too long. The top part is pretty hard. 18 min was perfect.
      I baked in ice cream cones.
      The topping is good, but feel like it is missing something. Maybe vanilla extract? With my modification, this is a keeper. The last recipe I tried was not good at all, so I am glad I found this recipe.

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