Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Red Velvet Twinkie by Chef Roger Waysok. Photo courtesy of South Water Kitchen.

Red Velvet Twinkie by Chef Roger Waysok. Photo courtesy of South Water Kitchen.

Holidays like Valentine’s Day give us yet another reason to celebrate our friends and loved one. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Roger Waysok of South Water Kitchen will be preparing a special Red Velvet Twinkie for guests of the popular restaurant in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood.

The Red Velvet Twinkie is a twist to the traditional and predictable cupcake. Chef Waysok kindly shared his recipe with us in case you wanted to try your hand at making it for the special people in your life.

Red Velvet Twinkie:

·         6 large eggs, at room temperature

·         1 1/4 cup sugar

·         1 Tbl cocoa powder

·         1 Tbl red food coloring (chef normally uses beets but this is an easier version for the at-home chef)

·         1/2 teaspoon baking powder

·         1/4 teaspoon salt

·         1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

·         1 1/2 cup cake flour

Cream Cheese Filling:

·         5oz cream cheese

·         1 1/2  cups confectioners sugar

·         1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Steps:

Beat egg yolks then add, sugar food coloring and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder. Add flour mixture to egg mixture mixing just until combined. In separate bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks. In batches, combine whites with cake mixture folding gently to preserve the egg white fluffiness. Put batter into desired pans sprayed with nonstick baking spray. Bake at 350 degrees until cake is fluffy and set. Combine filling ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth and spreadable. Once the cakes are cooled, fill with cream cheese filling using a pastry bag and inserting into cake to fill.

Megy Karydes is founder of Wandering Tastes, a lifestyle and travel site that is meant to inspire adventure and exploration through traveling and food. She’s also a regular contributor to 10best.com,  part of the USA Today Travel family, TravelingMom.com as Foodie TravelingMom and writes for several other print magazines and online media outlets.

 

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