Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Weelicious Chocolate Velvet Beet Cupcakes

Picture 1 Weelicious Chocolate Velvet Beet Cupcakes

Red Velvet cupcakes have been all the rage for the past few years, but I cant seem to get past the use of red food coloring generally at least a tablespoon, and sometimes an entire bottle of it in one recipe. Ive often wondered if beets could take their place, adding color as well as nutrients and fiber, and leave it to Catherine McCord of the popular kid-food blog, Weelicious, to figure it out. Her brand-new cookbook, Weelicious: One Family. One Meal., launches on September 18th. I cant wait to see it!

Chocolate Velvet Beet Cupcakes

Now and then, we love taking the kids by our favorite neighborhood cupcake store to enjoy a special treat. Of course their eyes are always drawn to the most colorful cupcakes in the display case. My kids may have no idea how they actually taste, but put something like a red velvet cupcake made with crimson food dye in front of them and their immediate response is, That one. These chocolate velvet cupcakes have a rich chocolate flavor, and while they arent as artificially red as cupcakes that use chemical food dyes, they and their icing gets their bright reddish-pink color from a surprising, delicious, and 100% natural guest: roasted beets. And the best part is that youd never know, since theres no beet flavor in them. Just deep, rich chocolate!

I offer two ingredient versions for the frosting, one white and one a delightful beet-stained pink! Excerpted from Weelicious: One Family. One Meal. by Catherine McCord.

1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 large beet, roasted, cooled, peeled, and pureed (about cup)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. Sift the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt into a large bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients.

4. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring to combine thoroughly as you go.

5. Pour about 1/3 cup batter into paper-lined muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

6. Cool thoroughly, frost, and serve. The cupcakes will keep in a covered container on the counter for 1 day, or in the fridge for up to 3 days, or you can freeze them for up to 3 months. Makes 14 cupcakes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

For white frosting:
One 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For pink frosting:
One 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 medium beet, roasted, cooled, peeled, and pureed (about cup)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Place all the ingredients in a mixer and beat on medium-high speed until fluffy.

2. Spread the frosting onto cooled cupcakes.

GetInline Weelicious Chocolate Velvet Beet Cupcakes As both a cookbook and an inspirational feeding guide, Catherine cleverly takes readers on her personal journey of providing proper nutrition, and delicious dishes to her family, which includes her husband and two young children, Kenya and Chloe, all while training readers how to do the same. Acknowledging that mealtimes can be stressful for parents, Weelicious: One Family. One Meal. teaches readers the valuable lessons of engaging children in mealtime, food shopping as a family, and negotiating food fights all lessons that if taught from a young age will instill proper eating habits and behavior for years to come.

Weelicious recipes appeal to a range of ages from infants starting on solid foods to school-age kids and adults. With a new recipe or tip debuting daily and a how-to cooking video featuring Catherine posted every Tuesday, Weelicious is a wealth of information for parents, and a visual delight for all foodies. Weelicious: One Family. One Meal. is a continuation of that and will be great a resource for anyone looking to put a healthy, hearty meal on the table.

 Weelicious Chocolate Velvet Beet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Simply Recipes Love red velvet cake? Here it is in cupcake form. Classic red velvet cupcakes with a luscious cream cheese frosting. Purple Velvet Torte - Healthy Chocolate Beet Flourless Cake ... This Chocolate Beet Cake, or as I like to called it, Purple Velvet Torte is gluten free and flourless! Cupcakes: Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe photo courtesy of emmyboop I think by far one of the most popular cupcakes are Red Velvet Cupcakes. Red Velvet Cupcakes are by far my favorite kind of cupcake. Got Beets In My Cake!!! Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes I had never seen or heard of a Red Velvet Cake till I started blogging, about 2 years ago. I thought I was one of the few who didnt, but it turns out that this ... Vanilla Cupcakes in a Cone and Cookbook Giveaway Weelicious This easy and fun recipe to make with kids is perfect for birthday parties or dessert. Vanilla Cupcakes in a cone from Handstand Kids Baking Around the World are a ... Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes (With Beetroot Powder) Food historians may differ about the origin of red velvet cake, some uses the entire bottle of artificial red food colouring, while some uses beets puree/juice. Red Velvet Cupcakery Designer cupcake bakery in Penn Quarter and Dupont Circle. Provides menu, information about ordering, chef biography, and links to recent press. Red velvet cake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A red velvet cake is a popular cake with a dark red, bright red or red-brown color. It is usually prepared as a layer cake topped with cream cheese icing. The reddish ... Red Beet Cupcakes Weelicious No Artificial Colors or Flavors in these Red Beet Cucpcakes! They are sure to amaze and please birthday party attendees of all ages! Southport Grocery & Cafe - The Gourmet Cupcake So whats the big deal? Its just a cupcake right? Thats like saying the Mona Lisa is just a painting by some Italian guy. Ok, maybe thats a little extreme ...

No comments:

Post a Comment