Saturday, January 23, 2010

Red Velvet and a Reader Recipe

Okay here a couple great recipes that I know you will love.
The first one is the Red Velvet cupcake from a couple posts back. I got the recipe from
The recipe there is for a layered cake. I just used cupcake tins and baked them for less time (14 minutes in a convection oven). Pay special attention to the frosting recipe. Red Velvet is usually doused in cream cheese frosting. (It does have cream cheese, don't worry.) But it ALSO has mascarpone cheese, which has recently become another favorite of mine. This leads me to my next flavor. . .

Back at Christmas time reader Clandestine Road shared this outrageous heavenly frosting with me. It's a whipped mascarpone cheese frosting. Perfect on any flavor cake, waffles, pancakes, ANYTHING for that matter. It was a smash hit at out New Years Eve gathering... I was going to take photos then, but alas they disappeared as soon as they were frosted! Thanks Angela! This ones a keeper!

Mascarpone Frosting
2 (8-ounce) containers mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1 cup cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Put the mascarpone cheese, cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla
into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer whip the cream mixture to soft peaks.


Clandestine Road said...

I'm so glad you liked it. It is also good with almond extract and a dash of maple.

I love your blog! Thanks for sharing your recipes and techniques.


Anonymous said...

YUM YUM YUM!!! Those look so pretty and so good!!!!!:)

Cook Family said...

Just for clarification, did you use cream cheese as well as marscapone with your Red Velvet Cupcakes or the recipe you provided?

La TempĂȘte said...

Sounds so yummy

Taija said...

Ah, good question Cook Family. I used the one with cream cheese and mascarpone cheese for the red velvet cupcakes. The chocolate cupcake is done with the mascarpone frosting. Hope you love them like we did!