When it comes to red velvet cupcakes, I'm pretty picky about how they tastes. I've tried a number of red velvet cupcake recipes and I found that the cupcakes were either too dry and bland or the frosting was too thick and had an intense cream cheese flavour, they definitely weren't what I would call "velvety".
In the end, I decided to try out a few different concepts from a number of red velvet recipes and ended up with this one. One of the things I love about this recipe, is that the cupcakes aren't the very bright, over-the-top red, they have a dark and deep red colour that resembles the classic red velvet cupcakes and they are also moist and fluffy. The frosting is one of the best things about this red velvet recipe because its smooth and the cream cheese is diluted with whipped cream and icing sugar to make an irresistible, and slightly addictive, frosting.