Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Red Velvet Monster Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Filling

So....all my friends have finally driven me to start my own cooking blog. You will be amazed, I'm sure....

...Or not. I used to be an amazing baker, but my latest project was something of a mess. A tasty mess though, I must add! I figured I would start off my blog with a grand welcome - a photo documentary.

Red Velvet Monster Cupcakes
(with Cream Cheese Filling)

This blog is dedicated to my friend Clara, who wanted to see how I filled my cupcakes. I used a Duncan Hines cake mix for Red Velvet cake. My oh my, was that some red batter! I followed the package instructions for mixing.

After mixing, I went to pour the batter into the muffin tins. Alas - I discovered that my muffin tin did not make it during the move! It must have been left at the bachelor pad. What to do? I found some Halloween cupcake liners in my cupboard, and put them in a baking dish, hoping for the best.
Since I was planning to fill the cupcakes with cream cheese filling, I only filled the tins about 1/4 - 1/3 full.

My next plan of attack was to make the cream cheese filling. I used:
8 oz cream cheese (fat free!)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
red and yellow food coloring :)
I used the mixer until it was smooth, and then put the whole mess into a Ziploc bag and cut off the corner. (For easy cupcake filling.)

Then, I squirted a little filling into the middle of each cupcake.

My oh my, is cream cheese filling yummy!!!

Once I finished eating the leftover filling out of the bag, I carefully filled the cupcakes with the remaining batter, being sure not to let the filling peek out. The cupcake liners were about 3/4 full.

After I popped the cupcakes in the oven for 22 minutes, I got busy licking the beaters and the bowl. I wanted to see just how much food coloring was in that batter.

It's a lot of red, but I think it's a good look for me.

Time to take the cupcakes out of the oven! Oh dear...they are completely deformed - looks like it's not such a great idea to make cupcakes without a muffin tin. :( I'm sure they'll still be tasty though.

When Mike got home from work, we got busy decorating. We used the whipped cream cheese frosting, and added some yellow and red food coloring to it. By the time we were done mixing, it sure wasn't very whipped anymore. It was just gooey. Oh well. We added some Halloweenie candy corns to them. What we got was a frightful mess of gooey cupcakes.

Mike was the first guinea pig. Carefully he takes a bite...

Check out that creamy middle! (And that scary red tongue!)

Overall, the cupcakes were a success. Although I'm embarrassed to show them to anyone else. Next time, I'll be sure to buy the right pan before I try making cupcakes again!


iambellaluna said...


Your blog is like a story. That is so rad :)

I am so going to try this recipe out this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes!


ihearttodd said...

FREAKING AWESOME! that red tongue is such a great picture. PS. did you see my shoutout to you in my blog? I tried to do the cream cheese filling after talking to you on the phone but I did mine AFTER they baked. Next time I'll try it before like you! -Clara