Friday, December 16, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes - MS Cupcake Club

Last Friday, we had all new appliances installed in our kitchen. I am so excited about my stove. It's a GE Cafe, their restaurant inspired appliances. Our local furniture store had on of this model left and we were able to get a great deal on it! The oven is convection and there's also a second oven that can be used for baking!

Having read a few articles about convection baking, I decide to bake these cupcakes on the convection setting. I baked these at 325 instead of 350 the recipe called for. I also began checking them at 15 minutes. Some of them seemed to have a bit of a crunchy top but all in all I was pleased with my first attempt at convection baking.

I remember my mom making Red Velvet Cake when I was a little. I'd never made one until this one I baked with Sweet Melissa Sunday's. The MS recipe was very similar to the SMS one. I did use a gel food coloring in this recipe and not only were my cupcakes more red, so were my hands.

Thanks to Cindy at Everyday Insanity for choosing this month's recipe. These are a perfect cupcake for the holiday season! You can find the recipe on Martha's website here!

I am linking this to Foodie Friday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Sweet Tooth Friday.


  1. They are to pretty and dainty.

  2. Pretty cupcakes! My daughter loves red velvet, thanks for link to the recipe, she'll love it!

  3. I've always loved vanilla, which i think is sometimes thought of as chocolates forgotten brother! Richard

  4. What fun you'll have playing with your new toys :) Beautiful cupcakes!

  5. Congrats on the new stove/oven, glad it's working great for you-enjoy:@)

  6. Martha's red velvet cupcakes are actually my favorite red velvet recipe of all time! I always use food gels as well. They give the best color!

  7. Your cupcakes look delicious. And I love the way you fashioned them into a Christmas tree shape!

  8. Fabulous cupcakes. I love seeing them presented in a tree shape. I am just not clever enough to even think of arranging them in such a cute manner.

  9. Hi Julie,
    I just love your Red Velvet Cupcakes and they are just in time for Christmas! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. I never fail to not dye my hands whenever I use food dies. Red velvet is perfect for the season!

    Hope you are enjoying the new place. Jealous of your 2 ovens :)


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