Sunday, February 13, 2011

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites!!

Lately, I have been itching to make something red velvet (maybe it is because Valentine's Day is right around the corner), but I wanted to try something out of the norm.... I was not in the mood to deal with frosting and piping and all that typical cream cheese frosting jazz.  So then I thought how can I incorporate the cream cheese frosting part without having to pipe it.  I thought about injecting the cupcakes with frosting but that just didn't seem creative enough, so then I thought: cheesecake + red velvet cupcakes = :)

Ingredients:

Red Velvet adapted from Bakerella
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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