What’s Your Cupcake Personality? {Fun & Contest}

January 22, 2014

Do you prefer Classic Yellow Buttermilk or Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcakes? Find out what it means in our #CupcakePersonality feature and be sure to enter our contest below.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients:

Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (375 mL)
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder (30 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (2 mL)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (5 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (250 mL)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil (125 mL)
  • 2 eggs (2)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (10 mL)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (175 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp concentrated red gel colouring (1 mL)
  • 2 tsp vinegar (10 mL)

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese (227 g)
  • 1/4 cup canola margarine (60 mL)
  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups confectioner’s sugar (875 mL- 1L)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)

Directions:

Red Velvet Cupcakes

  1. Line one muffin pan with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and canola oil and egg until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Slowly add in buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until combined, about 1 minute. Stir in red gel colouring and vinegar until combined, about 20 strokes. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  4. Divide cupcake batter into the paper lined muffin pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from pan and cool completely on wire rack. Once cupcakes are cooled completely.
  5. Frost with Vanilla Icing.  Recipe follows.

Cream Cheese Icing

  1. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and canola margarine until very smooth.   Add confectioner’s sugar and beat well.
  2. Add vanilla and beat to combine ingredients.

 

Recipe notes: You can experiment with natural food colourings like beet juice (reduce liquid as you increase juice) but it will never produce the redness of using food colouring.

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59 thoughts on “What’s Your Cupcake Personality? {Fun & Contest}”

  1. JennArndt

    23. Jan, 2014

    Red Velvet is my all-time fave!!

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  2. Donald

    23. Jan, 2014

    I’m not a traveler, but Mexican Hot Chocolate is definitely up my street.

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  3. Trina

    23. Jan, 2014

    OMG! Peanut butter and chocolate FTW!

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  4. Claudine

    23. Jan, 2014

    I’m a free spirit for citrus!

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  5. Shel

    24. Jan, 2014

    I have to say that the Mexican hot chocolate cupcakes are calling my name. Must give those a try!

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  6. […] I was recently asked to create a cupcake recipe for the Be Well Blog that would match my personality.  This is harder to do than you might imagine.  At first I put […]

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  7. cyn

    25. Jan, 2014

    I believe I’m the lover!

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  8. Ksenia

    25. Jan, 2014

    No doubt about it, I’d be a lemon lime cupcake – preferably a vegan one!

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  9. Maggie

    26. Jan, 2014

    I would say that my cupcake personality is Ms. Manners.

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  10. Rick F

    27. Jan, 2014

    The traveller

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  11. Sharon

    28. Jan, 2014

    The Kid

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  12. Janie N @copperjane

    29. Jan, 2014

    I love “The Kid” Surprise in every bite kinda crazy girl

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  13. Brenda Penton

    30. Jan, 2014

    So hard to pick one! I’d have to go with The Lover

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  14. shelley H

    30. Jan, 2014

    The Archivist

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  15. nicolthepickle

    30. Jan, 2014

    I think I’m the peacemaker!

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  16. Glogirl

    30. Jan, 2014

    I would say I am The Archivist.

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  17. Crystal Porter

    30. Jan, 2014

    Can I be a mixed-breed like some puppies? I think the Archivist Party-Kid would be appropriate.

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  18. Karla Sceviour

    30. Jan, 2014

    I say I am the The Lover
    Red Velvet Cupcake

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  19. Jay Tee

    30. Jan, 2014

    I am The Eccentric Nostalgic.

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  20. Natalie T

    30. Jan, 2014

    The Archivist

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  21. Rachelle T

    30. Jan, 2014

    The Free Spirit :)

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  22. heidi c.

    31. Jan, 2014

    I am “The Kid”!

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  23. lori b

    31. Jan, 2014

    red velvet mmm

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  24. Doris H

    31. Jan, 2014

    I would be a vanilla cupcake with colorful sprinkles on top :)

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  25. Doris H

    31. Jan, 2014

    I would be the Free Spirit :)

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  26. julie bolduc

    31. Jan, 2014

    Im the Ms/Mr Manners Strawberry Cupcake just like my hubby

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  27. Joy

    01. Feb, 2014

    I must be The Kid!

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  28. Ellen

    01. Feb, 2014

    I had the pleasure of testing and tasting them all. Yes, it was a tough job but someone had to do it. I see a little of myself in each of them but the one that really me is the Carmel Cupcake – “the partier”

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  29. Amy C

    02. Feb, 2014

    I’m The Peacekeeper Classic Yellow Buttermilk Cupcake.

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  30. Rebby

    02. Feb, 2014

    The Kid!!

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  31. Joan Brown

    04. Feb, 2014

    My cupcake personality is the traveller, but I like anything with chocolate.

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  32. cookie3

    04. Feb, 2014

    the Free Spirit sounds awesome.

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  33. marisa

    04. Feb, 2014

    Wow do we really have to pick one? Definitely the traveler for me…but you should have a “glutton” one!! tee hee

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  34. Crystal

    04. Feb, 2014

    PB and Chocolate? I’m The Kid!

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  35. Michelle J Kwan

    04. Feb, 2014

    I am The Kid. Chocolate and PB… yup :)

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  36. paula

    04. Feb, 2014

    love the red velvet

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  37. MissT

    04. Feb, 2014

    The Partier

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  38. S. Knight

    04. Feb, 2014

    A combo for me please ~ a mix of the Traveller and Free Spirit!
    The perfect cupcake would be a delectable chocolate with lemon-lime frosting! :)

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  39. Lynda

    04. Feb, 2014

    I like the The Eccentric Nostalgic: Hummingbird Cupcake.
    This is the one similar to a muffin. I like banana muffins too.

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  40. suzi

    04. Feb, 2014

    I’m the Kid with chocolate and peanut butter (my fave!!!)

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  41. Angie

    04. Feb, 2014

    I am The Kid! OMG – peanut butter and chocolate – how can you go wrong???

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  42. janice

    04. Feb, 2014

    Definitely a traveller!!

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  43. Karen-Lee Andrew

    04. Feb, 2014

    The partner would be my fave

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  44. Terri

    05. Feb, 2014

    I’m “The Kid”

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  45. Double chocolate FTW!

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  46. Holly

    05. Feb, 2014

    “The Kid” for me!

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  47. Andrea Amy

    05. Feb, 2014

    Well given the choices I guess the peacekeeper, but I would have to tweak it to chocolate cupcake not yellow :)

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  48. Natalie

    07. Feb, 2014

    I’m The Traveller. Love Mexican Hot Chocolate cupcakes!

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  49. Kristine Ewald

    08. Feb, 2014

    Chocolate chocolate chocolate

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  50. Candace

    10. Feb, 2014

    All sound so delicious!

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  51. Dawn Ridd

    10. Feb, 2014

    Right now I feel most like a Mexican Chocolate, but could also go for the Carmel Partier! Mmm, they all sound great!

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  52. Jess

    11. Feb, 2014

    The Free Spirit
    Lemon Lime Cupcake

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  53. Liz

    11. Feb, 2014

    Need to try one Caramel cupcake… My regular favorite is Red Velvet though :)

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  54. Ian

    11. Feb, 2014

    I even tried a few samples and yes I can confirm these are YUMMY!!

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  55. Toby

    12. Feb, 2014

    The lover! Cupcake lover for sure! :)

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  57. Karen Holyk

    13. Feb, 2014

    The Traveller, with a little bit of Eccentric Nostalgic & Archivist. :-)

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