Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with talian Meringue Frosting

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with talian Meringue Frosting
  • 1 1/3 cups cake and pastry flour, sifted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon red food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Edible gold flakes or sugar for garnish
  • Italian Meringue Frosting:
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • Pinch cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 24 mini muffin cups or line with paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together cake and pastry flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
  3. In another small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, melted butter, egg, food colouring and vanilla. Pour over flour mixture and whisk until smooth and well-combined. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until toothpick in centre comes out clean. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.
  5. Italian Meringue Frosting: In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Let mixture boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. While beating, add the hot sugar syrup in a steady stream and beat for about 5 minutes or until glossy stiff peaks form. Beat in vanilla.
  7. Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with gold flakes or sugar as desired.

05/18/2018
Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with talian Meringue Frosting, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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