Thursday 12 November 2015

These Are My Words

Red Velvet Cake is always a crowd pleaser. There was once much hypes surrounding the red velvet cakes. People love the moist and tangy buttermilk cake with a bit of cocoa and the cream cheese frosting, and they go gaga over the red colouring in the cake.

Red Velvet Cake has its humble beginnings and the cake dates back to the 19th century. It is red because a man from Texas wanted to sell more food dye and he figured red cakes could sell more!

Red velvet cake is a dessert that everyone oohs and aahs over whenever I bring it to church functions. These are no exception. I baked for the Filipino fellowship monthly birthdays, and I was glad they enjoyed the cakes very much.

There are many good red velvet cake recipes around. This is one which I like. After testing many red velvet cake recipes, I prefer one with a mixture of butter and oil. I find it more flavourful and denser than all vegetable oil recipes.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

makes 12-18 cupcakes

85g unsalted butter
170g caster sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
160ml butttermilk, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs food colouring
190g all purpose flour
2 tbs cocoa powder.sift
1/2 tsp baking soda


250g cream cheese, softened
55g unsalted butter
55g icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 180g
  • Cream butter,sugar and salt until well combined.
  • In another bowl, whisk in oil,egg,egg yolk,butttermilk and food colouring. Mix well.
  • Add flour, baking soda and cooca to the mixture and mix gently until well combined. Do not overmix.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake liners and bake till just firm, 18-20 minutes.
  • Let cupcakes cook in pan for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Whisk cream cheese, butter and icing sugar till combined.
  • Add in vanilla extract and whisk on high speed till frosting is light and fluffy.

My bible study group has just completed the Bible timeline study and we are now on the book of Psalms. Why we choose to study Psalms?

We choose to study Psalms to help us gain a fuller appreciation for worship. The Psalter is the favourite book for all whatever our circumstances maybe. We find words which are so appropriate to our needs to glorify, seek and talk to God.

Martin Luther once said, " Psalms are a little Bible, and the summary of the Old Testament"
Our Lord Jesus himself also pointed out salvation in Him is written in Psalms.

These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled. Luke 24:44 


  1. Hi Lian,
    Indeed, the striking red colour attracts the attention ... bet these moist Red Velvet Cupcakes taste as good. Have a great weekend!

  2. Red velvet cakes are very captivating and pleasing to the eyes! I am now back to reading the Psalms too!

  3. Hi Lian,

    Happy 2016! Hope to cook and bake more with you :D


  4. Hi there, I think the egg and egg yolk measurement is missing from the ingredients list...but its written in step 2 ...

    1. Sorry, it should be one large egg and one yolk. I will do the amendment shortly. Thank you for reading.


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