21 July 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I've never made these before and I've wanted to for so long. The light and moist sponge, combined with the lovely smooth cream cheese icing makes for a delicious, velvety and easy to eat treat.
This recipe comes from The Hummingbird Bakery recipe book which is a divine book full of delicious treats from the famous bakery in London. On the top, for an extra zing I used my new Equagold cocoa nibs grinder (with chilli!). This is so much fun to use and can be used as a topping for any dessert or cupcake for a bit of excitement!




My talented friend Jude made us the most incredible Hummingbird cake on Tuesday which now has me addicted to cream cheese icing like never before!








6 comments:

PaisleyJade said...

They look and sound delicious! The cocoa nibs with chili are intriguing me!!

Gail said...

MON! You are KILLING ME HERE. Ohhhh. Nom, nom, nom, nom, nom....

I had my first red velvet taste in Hong Kong - starbucks of all places. I'm sure it is no where as delicious as those look, but BOY, one mouthful and I knew my hips were entering dangerous territory!!

P.S. Bring some to the next bloggie hook up we're both at!!xx

P.P.S Hahaha Word verification is:
Chin pro.

Mon said...

It's a deal lady. Haha!
Chin pro...my chin is a pro at becoming more than one chin, especially with these cupcakes - the icing is dangerous territory.

Leonie said...

yum yum YUM!! am so going to getting my hands on some of the coaoa nibs with chili!

jacksta said...

Ive only had one failed attempt at red velvet...your look great...recipe please!

Little Gumnut said...

Is red velvet cake sponge with red food colouring? Like the sound of those chocolate nibs!! Gorgeous photography as ever!!!