Little Red Velvet Cupcake and the Big Bad Wolf

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Big Bad and Red

What You’ll Need: adapted from here

1 ½ cups (190gr) all-purpose flour

1 cups (200gr) sugar

1 tablespoon natural unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1 large egg, at room temperature

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature

1 tablespoon red food coloring (I only had yellow and neon food coloring. So I mixed yellow, a drop of magenta, and a few drops of purple).

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon white distilled vinegar

For the Frosting: adapted from here

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened

3½ cups confectioners sugar

½ cup cocoa powder

½ teaspoon table salt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 tablespoons heavy cream

Let’s Get Baking

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your pans with cupcake liners.

Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa and salt. Set aside until needed.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together egg, vegetable oil, red food coloring, buttermilk, and vanilla extract until well combined. Add your flour in thirds and mixing until they are all well combined.

In small bowl, mix together vinegar and baking soda. Mix until the mixture is bubbling before adding it to the batter and mixing well.

Then fill your liners until 2/3 full and bake them for about 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from your cupcake.

For the Frosting

Cream butter for a few minutes in a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Turn off the mixer.

Sift 3 cups powdered sugar and cocoa into the mixing bowl. Turn your mixer on the lowest speed (so the dry ingredients do not blow everywhere) until the sugar and cocoa are absorbed by the butter.

Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes. Add more sugar for stiffer consistency and milk for thinner if needed.

Little Red Riding Hood:

This one was a cupcake that I had been planning since the day I thought of my ideas. Also it feels like a bit of an homage to my blog, in a sense. I also love red velvet, it’s one of my all time favorite cupcake flavors. This can be seen as any form of Red Riding Hood that you can imagine. I have just watched the OUAT finale and I was jokingly calling this the Where’s Ruby/Red cupcake.

Red was one of my favorite characters of the show. She was also Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, which I thought was a cool concept. The red velvet is an obvious choice and the chocolate butter cream was mostly because I was craving chocolate. It also reminded me of her hair and more.

I added wolf ears to one cupcake, using the smallest leaf cutout. Leave a comment below, if you make these or if you like red velvet as much as me.. I make a new cupcake every other Monday (Yes I know it’s Wednesday, still coming down from the post finals crash and organizing my room at home). Hope you enjoy making these or eating these!

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Tiramisu Cupcakes

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Tiramisu

What You Need:

1 1/4 cake flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 stick of melted butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup cooled coffee

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

For the Frosting: Adapted from here

1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Let’s Get Baking

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.

Whisk 1 stick of melted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, sour cream, 2 eggs, vanilla, and cold coffee in a separate bowl. Whisk until smooth.

Then whisk in the flour mixture in thirds until completely combined.

For the Frosting:

With an electric mixer, whisk heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Keep an eye on it, you do not want to over mix.

In another bowl mix together marscapone and confectioner’s sugar until smooth. Then gently fold the whipped cream into the marscapone until completely incorporated.

? Character Cupcake

I’ll admit that I generally wanted to make Tiramisu cupcakes and this had been a request of my roommate’s. The only characters I could think of would be Lorelai Gilmore because of the coffee(and a lot of GG re-run watching) or Lady and the Tramp because they eat spaghetti. So leave a comment down below of a suggestion you think would fit this cupcake.

I make new cupcakes hopefully every Monday. It is the end of the semester, so I apologize now if I am a bit late on post for the next two weeks. I hope that if you make these, that you enjoy them!

Glass Slipper Cinderella Cupcakes

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What You’ll Need:

2 cups of flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

3 large eggs

3/4 cup of granulated sugar

1 tsp vanilla

100 g of chocolate chips (Tip: A third of the bag, but you could add more if you wanted)

1/2 cup of milk

For the White Chocolate Silk Frosting:

1 1/4 sticks of butter

1 cup of confectioners sugar (Tip: If you need to add more you can)

4 oz good white chocolate, chopped

Splash of Vanilla

1 tbsp of heavy whipping cream

Blue food dye

Sparkly decoration

Let’s Get Baking:

Cupcakes adapted from here

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake tins with 12 cupcake liners.

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a separate bowl and set aside.

Beat butter and sugar in the mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time until completely incorporated. Add vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients alternating with milk.(Tip: I ended with milk because the dry ingredients made the mixture a little too dry)

Add white chocolate chips by mixing them in and then transfer to your cupcake liners. Bake in the oven for about 15-18 minutes.

White Chocolate Buttercream: adapted from here

Melt the chocolate in a double broiler or a microwave. If you choose to melt in the microwave, do so at 15 second intervals stirring in between until melted. Let it sit and cool slightly.

With an electric mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy before adding the sugar. Once chocolate has cooled, slowly add to the mixture until completely incorporated. I added blue colored dye to incorporate her dress into the butter cream.

Start with the mixer on a low speed and slowly pour in the heavy whipping cream. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Glass Slipper Blondie Cupcakes:

Cinderelly, Cinderella! I have watched this movie more times than I could ever count. It was and still is my little sister’s favorite movie, and I’m sure at one point it was watched daily. I was trying to determine my next cupcake, and the first words out of her mouth was Cinderella. So that’s what I did!

I choose a Blondie cupcake because I felt that this was a good Cinderella flavor. Then I choose White Chocolate buttercream for the frosting. Dyeing the buttercream blue was a way to symbolize her dress and I topped it with pearl like sprinkles to represent her glass slippers.

If you try to make these or have an requests, leave a comment below. I make a different cupcake every week and I hope you enjoy!

101 Dalmatians Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

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What You’ll Need:

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

12 tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature (Tip: If the butter is not soft enough, you could put it in the microwave for a bit to soften it)

1 1/2 cups of sugar

3 large eggs

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups milk

1 cup of crushed Oreos (about 12 cookies) (Tip: I doubled this because I wanted more in the cupcakes)

3-4 Hershey’s Cookies and Cream chocolate bars

For the Frosting:

1 cup of butter (2 sticks) softened to room temperature

4 cups of confectioner’s sugar, sifted

1/2 cup of crushed Oreo cookies, about 6 (Tip: If you do not have a food processor, you could crush them in a Ziploc bag by hand or tool)

3-5 tbsp milk (Tip: I used 4 because of the amount of confectioner’s sugar)

Let’s Get Baking

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake tins with cupcake liners. Instead of putting an Oreo on the bottom, I put a piece of the Hershey’s cookies and cream bar inside them.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt into a separate bowl and set aside until later.

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time until they are fully incorporated and then add the vanilla extract.

Add the flour and milk alternatively ending with flour. (Tip: I chose to do the flour in thirds and the milk in half to make this work) Then stir in the crushed Oreos.

Fill your cupcakes about 3/4 full and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the cupcake, and it comes out clean. Let them cool for a little before removing them from the tins and let them finish cooling on a cooling rack.

Frosting:

Place butter into a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. Add the sugar about a cup at a time until incorporated. Add your Oreos and 4 tbsp of milk, adding more until it is at the desired consistency. Then ice your cupcakes once they are cool, however you would like.

Adapted from here.

101 Dalmatians Cookies and Cream Cupcakes:

101 Dalmatians came to cupcake form before the characters. My roommate had been looking at the cupcakes and it peaked my

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interest. I love cookies and cream anything, so I took the idea and ran with it. I also have a love for dogs(animals in general) and this movie was one I watched over and over as a kid. I couldn’t not do a 101 dalmatians cupcake after all these positives.

I post a cupcake every week. Leave a comment if you decide to make them and tell me how it went. Also if there are any suggestions for a character, I will try and make them.