Naturally Colored Red Velvet Cupcakes (Eggless & Butterless) with Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Valentine's Day Special

Eggless Butterless red velvet cupcake
Eggless Butterless red velvet cupcake
Valentine's day is tomorrow and as always I was up to do something sweet for my sweetheart ;-). February has its own charm to us, not just for Valentine's but since its the month we both tied the knot. So to keep matters really sweet I tried my hands on a simple naturally coloured red velvet cupcakes using beets (beetroot puree). I have had a great experience with beets in baking with my Beetroot chocolate Cake and hence I had no qualms to make them. I was totally surprised and the perfect deep red hue in the cupcakes. These red velvet cupcakes are totally butter free and egg free, sounds great right? I love bakes that calls of lesser calories. Of course love the ones with eggs no doubt. I found these redvelvet cuppies super moist, dense and spongy. When paired with cream cheese you gotto love it don't you :-P. My husband loved them and I did make another dessert with the same combination which will be up soon. 


"You're the frosting to my cupcake."
~ Unknown Author

holds sweet for my dear husband :-) love you to bits




Red velvet cupcake with Cream Cheese frosting
Red velvet cupcake with Cream Cheese frosting


Valentine's Day red velvet cake
Valentine's Day red velvet cake


Red velvet cupcake
Red velvet cupcake




Naturally coloured red velvet cupcake
Naturally coloured red velvet cupcake

NATURAL RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH BEETROOT PUREE RECIPE


Recipe Source - here

Makes - 12 medium cupcakes
Prep time - 10 minutes
Bake time - 25 mins

Ingredients



3/4 cup freshly puréed beets (boiled until tender, then puréed)
1/3 cup oil (I used refined)
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup regular milk


CREAM CHEESE FROSTING RECIPE

Ingredients

4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 block cream cheese (190g-I used britannia)
1 cup icing sugar
a splash of vanilla extract
Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Mix the beet purée and oil until incorporated.Add sugar, vanilla extract.
  2. In a bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk until incorporated into the batter.
  3. Divide among cupcake liners, filling them 3/4 full, and bake for 20-25 minutes (for regular sized cupcakes) until a cake tester or toothpick comes out clean when poked in the middle.
  4. To make the cream cheese icing, whip together all ingredients (add the icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time until it reaches your desired consistency)
  5. Pipe onto cupcakes as desired. The beetroot may discolour the frosting if left for too long, so if you are piping this ahead of time, do not do so more than 24 hours ahead of time.
  6. Keep the cupcakes in the fridge and let sit at room temp at least 30 minutes before serving.



Cooks Wisdom


Tip 1


These cupcakes are dence and fudgy so reduce the sugar in icing accordingly.


Tip 2


You can even make the same recipe for a regular cake and cover with creamcheese


Tip 3


Use cream cheese when its 10% cold else the frosting can tend to curdle


Tip 4


Eat the cupcakes in a days time and if you plan to make them ahead I strongly recommend to pipe the icing only few hours before serving as the colour of cupcakes can stain the frosting.


Learn how to make


Choco Beet Cake

Red velvet cake with buttercream roses
Beetroot Kheer
Beetroot Halwa

22 comments:

  1. Nicely made akka.. Good to use beetroot for red color instead of food colors. Love this idea

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  2. Yummy cake dear and perfect for the season

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  3. omg fabulous red velvet cake , so perfectly bakes and yummy frosting :) tempting me !! plz pass some cupcakes right away dear !! clicks yellam kalakala irruku :)

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  4. Wow ..looks so beautiful dear :) love the color !!

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  5. Wow!! such beautiful cupcakes...loved the natural color from beetroots..

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  6. The natural color from the beets has come out well, the cakes look delicious with the cream cheese frosting..

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  7. thats so cute dear...loved ur innovative idea..Happy Valentine's day my dear :)

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  8. attractive velvet cupcake...with a natural color hint ...fab priya...love that perfect frosting

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  9. tempting cupcakes dear....perfect !!

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  10. Looking super......... Delicious !!

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  11. beautiful naturally colored cup cakes! :) lovely clicks

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  12. awesome color and beautiful..Happy valentines day Priya...

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  13. tempting and beautiful cupcakes Priya, Happy valentine's day to you sis...

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  14. Beautiful cupcakes with natural color.. so yummy.. :)

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  15. Hi, I tried your recipe just now. The cupcakes turned out super soft and tasty but I have a few queries. My batter looked the right colour(deep pink) but the cupcakes turned out brown. Also they did not rise above the 3/4th level. My batter was of a liquid consistency, is that the problem ? I wanted to cook a small batch so had halved all the ingredients. Thanks !

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    1. Hi Hope

      Great to know that you loved the cupcakes :) regarding your query I guess the beetroot purée must have been little less or they weren't as deep coloured as expected (the veg). Next time try adding a little more beetroot puree (1 tbsp) .

      Love,
      Priya

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  16. Hi priya, tried ur red velvet cake and it came out super soft n' tasty..

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    1. Thank u Meethu :) so happy to see your comment here.

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    2. Hey, I tried the same recipe to make red velvet cake.. my batter was of deep red colour.. but the cake came out in brown colour. If you could just tell me where I went wrong, it would be a great help to me.

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  17. U havnt added baking soda wil that make a difference in the rise of the batter pls help i want to bake ths awesum recipe n i hope it works as a cake recipe for me

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    1. Hello,

      This recipe works great without baking soda. Do not overwork the batter, do try and let me know how they turn out :)

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