Since Ella and I are on a cupcake kick, we decided to try a few more recipes. We made vanilla cupcakes for most of the family, and then decide to tackle a gluten-free red velvet cupcake for my dad (he has Celiac’s Disease). We topped both with a Nutella chocolate buttercream.
The vanilla cupcake was delicious; moist, fluffy and perfect.
The gluten-free red velvet cupcake was surprisingly good. Like my dad always says, you can’t expect it to taste exactly like it’s gluten filled counterpart. And if you expect it to taste the same, you will be disappointed. The texture was pretty amazing (something that can be difficult with gluten-free baking) and the cupcake was moist. It had a bit of a different flavor (less sweet), so Ella and I decided to fill it with Nutella! Yum! Evan actually preferred this cupcake and kept asking for another one of grandpa’s red cupcakes.
My mom tells me that the Nutella chocolate buttercream was delicious, I’m not a fan of buttercream. Never have been, never will be. It’s just too sweet for me. I prefer a whipped cream frosting or a meringue frosting.
Ultimate vanilla cupcakes: Cupcake Project (I did not have a vanilla bean)
Gluten-free red velvet cupcake: Cupcake Project (I didn’t have beet powder, so I used red food coloring)
Nutella buttercream frosting: My Baking Addiction