Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cupcakes

My first attempt at Red Velvet cake was a FAIL because I made it from scratch which I would not recommend unless you are a very practiced baker. So I resorted to the box mix thanks to Duncan Hines! Most local grocery stores do not sell this mix, but my local Wal-mart happen to, so I stocked up (Wal-mart in fact has the most variety of cakes - who knew!!)


The recipe I used can be found here although I did not add the jello pudding into the red velvet cake mix and it turned out ok. I think if you like more chocolate you can add the pudding. The frosting turned out good, I made half the recipe and it was more than enough for 24 cupcakes! Brian has always wondered why I have been IN LOVE with red velvet cake and now he understands because he loves it too!

Recent workouts include Monday's double run - 2 miles in the morning on the treadmill and then a 4 mile outdoor run after work. It was so sunny out that I just had to take advantage of the beautiful weather and run outside! Tuesday I took a full rest day and then this morning I ran 400m repeats with 400m rest on the treadmill.

Happy Wednesday!

18 comments:

Teamarcia said...

What? You didn't roast and grate beets for natural red color in the cupcakes like some crazy lady around here in bloggyland? cough, cough ok its me, cough.

Jen said...

I like your double run Mondays... I am going to have to think about that.

Suzy said...

I've nver had red velvet cupcakes before. Maybe I need to try them.

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Jocelyn said...

Love red velvet cake...now I want some...hmmm
Nice work on your double run! :)

Marlene said...

I made cupcakes this weekend too... and ate far too many!

Your red velvets look great! Gorgeous color.

marathonmaiden said...

never had these. but they look good!

and yay double run. awesome work :)

teacherwoman said...

Mmmm. They look and sound so yummy! :)

Lisa said...

I LOVE Red Velvet cake, but had never had it till I moved to NYC. I'm very picky though and haven't tried to make it myself because I don't want to be disappointed! Glad yours turned out well. Maybe I'll try it now!

Great job on your runs!

objectsevents said...

looks awesome!!!! i love the name duncan :)

i totally hear you on the double-- sometimes if i feel good and it's nice out i just need to go!! that's what's so great about AM workouts... it gives you double potential :)

did you get a bunch of snow yesterday???

Glenn Jones said...

You found my daughter's secret. Now you know why I need to run....

Velma said...

Yummy!!!!

sideofsneakers.com said...

Oh you're making me nervous- I'm making red velvet cupcakes from scratch for a dinner party next weekend....maybe I should practice first!

sunapeegirl said...

Hmm I've never had Red Velvet cupcakes before, they look good
I loved the weather this morning for my run! so perfect : )

Chelsea said...

YAY for beautiful weather and tasty red velvet cupcakes.

Rio said...

Red Velvet cake--yum, yum! Sounds like your running is going really well!

runnernic.com said...

cupcakes are the key to my heart! ahhhhhh!!! :)

way to go on the double run! :)

sideofsneakers.com said...

I was going to try a recipe from Babycakes...but maybe I will have a box of mix on hand in case of any disasters :)

N.D. said...

I'm undecided about red velvet - they do look cool though!