Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My First Attempt At From Scratch Cupcakes

We hosted our first football party of the season this past Saturday in honor of the Alabama vs. Penn State game.  I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to attempt a from scratch dessert recipe. 

Wanting to create a dessert that would be yummy but also show support for the Tide, I decided to try my hand at red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. 

I searched online for a recipe that seemed manageable (I didn't want to overdo it on my first from scratch attempt!) and found this recipe from The Food Network. 

For the cream cheese frosting I used Amy from Same Sweet Girl's recipe which can be found here.

I must admit I was rather surprised at how easy these recipes were.  (Not as easy as a box - but not as labor intensive as I had assumed.)  While the cupcakes were delicious and moist, I don't really think they tasted like red velvet cupcakes.  The cream cheese frosting was to.die.for.  Next time I will use half the ingredients called for.  I only used about half of the frosting on my cupcakes and have been snacking on the leftover frosting since Saturday.  I had to force myself to throw the extra away last night because it is just too yummy and tempting!!!


The final results were pretty impressive if I do say so myself and everyone at the party raved for my cupcakes.  That's one more item I can knock of my 101 in 1001!  :)

28 comments:

Ms. Emily Ann said...

Yummy! Great job girl! Cream cheese frosting is my fave!!

love jenny xoxo said...

these look AMAZING! Well done!!!

XOXO

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh, they look delicious!!

Julie the Army Wife said...

Those look really really good!

An Inquiring Mind said...

They look sooooo delicious! :)

Meg O. said...

I had an itch last night to make homemade cupcakes. I am doing that this weekend. I must. They look awesome! Red Velvet is tricky because it is actually supposed to be a bit chocolate-y... that's what gives it the richness. But your A's look AMAZING! I could never do that. I am going to use Amy's cream cheese frosting recipe, too! It looks to die for!

Ashley said...

Those look delicious, good job! :)

Christina said...

Wow, they look awesome! Way to go :-) I may have to try creamcheese frosting, it sounds delicious!

PinkLouLou said...

ummm scuse. My feelings are slightly hurt. WHY DID YOU NOT SEND ME THE ICING. ;) xoxo they look to die for.

Southern Cinderella said...

Those looks delicious!! I am so glad you found a good cream cheese icing recipe!! I have been searching everywhere for a good one, and now I MUST try this one :) Love the cute A's on there!!

Have a great weekend!

Marian said...

Oh, I'm a huge culprit of eating frosting from a canister. Its so bad!!

And those cupcakes look delicious. And I'm sure they were much better made from scratch;)

Jordan said...

Great job! They look amazing and I'm sure they tasted delicious! I'm working on my 101 in 1001 and baking from scratch is definitely on there! Hopefully I'm as successful as you were!

Kassie said...

They look amazing! Yum. Red velvet are my favorite!

Design Apprentice said...

Those look absolutely delicious. What a treat, I love cream cheese frosting. Good job!!

ty said...

Oh my gosh, Amber, those look great!! Your little "A"s turned out perfectly!

agalandherdog said...

Way to go! Those look great!

Kelsea Gunter said...

Those look delicious! My boyfriend is a big Nebraska Husker's fan and I'm trying to really get involved with it (I've even gone as far as trying to read up on all the team websites)and what better way to show support than to make some themed cupcakes! I'll have to try this recipe. And cream cheese icing is my favorite!

Nicole said...

woohooo! They look yummy, to bad you can send us all samples :)

Jamie said...

They look delicious!! Yum!!

Kaylee said...

I LOVE red velvet cupcakes, these look great :) congrats!

That's What She Said... (No, Really!) said...

Hmmm... I'm torn whether I love them or want to root against them! :) - From a Volunteer SEC Rival

Stacey said...

Both of your grandmother's would be proud (but what the A stands for would be a little to much for Nana! Switching over to Alabama...you may have made her do a flip in the grave too)
They are very pretty! Hope we can make lunch tomorrow!! I miss you.

Melanie said...

Way to go! From scratch baking is SO much fun!!

Melanie said...

Way to go! From scratch baking is SO much fun!!

JoJo said...

They look amazing!

Brittany Ann said...

Nice work! These are actually on my to-do list! I've never made red velvet from scratch either!

Kristin said...

Woohoo~ You go girl! Doesn't it feel so old-fashioned and domestic to make cake (or cupcakes) from scratch?! Love it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Any fun plans?

Michelle (michabella) said...

The cupcakes turned out great!!! <333



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