Never made red velvet cupcakes before but have a batch in the oven at the moment. Does anyone have any suggestions for alternative frostings to the 'normal' cream cheese one? Thanks
you could make an american buttercream with cream and butter and add some white balsamic to taste -- this mimics cream cheese icing -- or make an american buttercream with buttermilk --
i use 1 cup of butter to 2# of powdered sugar
what's white balsamic - which may be a silly question but not something i'm familiar with in the UK. Well impressed with the actual cakes - lovely and light (not in colour!).
it's vinegar there's dark balsamic and the one i use for this is called 'white balsamic' --
here's another one instead:
the only problem is that i checked two recipes and neither of them say to cook the sugar with the flour -- and i'm not gonna go find one like that -- but if you want an efficient method of making this classic icing for red velvet -- then whisk the sugar and flour to combine then add the milk and continue as with the instructions -- the sugar keeps the flour from clumping -- easy as that
This is an awesome variation on a cream cheese/whipped cream frosting. Its quick, holds up great and has a subtle but fantastic taste... and pretty light on ingredients!
And it appears it can stay out without needing to be refrigerated for 24 hrs as well which is good as i need to think about toppings for some wedding cupcakes i'm doing - at least the wedding is in February so it'll be cooler!!
I've also added in instant pudding powder - any flavor (3 tablespoons usually) right after I pour in the heavy whipping cream. Gives it a good color and flavor!
Hep275, which recipe are you referring to that you said could be left out for 24 hours? The recipe blue fox posted, cannot be left out for 24 hours. It has cream cheese, which needs to be refrigerated if not eaten right away.
I hear that in the South they never use cream cheese frosting on it. They use the old fashioned 7 minute frosting. You could use buttercream using shortening in place of some of the butter and it should be able to be left out.
I don't know about that Funcakes. I am from Louisiana and we use cream cheese
we use cream cheese in memphis tn