(Chinese versions coming soon)
The logic goes that after a feeding-frenzy Malaysia binge-party, that my head and soul should be filled with just Malaysian recipes extravaganza. And THAT IS CORRECT. Believe me, it is. But as sorting through and editing 1,018 pixtures while coordinating everything with the exact location on Google map has proven to be bit more time-consuming than I expected, I’m experiencing a little bit of bloggers-obsessive-anxiety-disorder as I realize that Bloggy has been starving without a new post for almost a week now (yes, I count).
So I could either take a chill-pill, or feed Bloggy with something that’s worthy of this 6-days void and obviously my B.O.A.D won. I DO realize that publishing two ebelskivers recipes within such a close proximity of each other must violates a line or two in the Bloggers’ code book, but believe me I literally COULDN’T WAIT to share this. Mini red velvet cakes with cream cheese butter cream that will be ready within 20 min! I almost want to THANK myself!
I have every intention to keep this one short I DO. And this time I mean it!! Because I have a lot of other works to do. AND this red velvet ebelskivers REALLY don’t need words I mean Jason and I had the most wonderful red velvet cake as our wedding cake and… OK I’m gonna shut up now. Please enjoy.
Servings: 14 ebelskivers
Red Velvet Batter:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/8 cup of coco powder
- 5 tbsp of sugar
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- 1/8 tsp of powder red food dye (or use 1 tbsp of liquid food dye)
- 1 cup of buttermilk (or 3/4 cup of milk + 1/4 cup of plain yogurt)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tbsp of distilled vinegar
- 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Filling:
- 4 tbsp of cream cheese
- 2 tbsp of room temperature, unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp of sugar
- 1/8 tsp of vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp of melted butter + 1 tbsp of vegetable oil for frying
- Powder sugar for dusting
Mix well the flour, coco powder, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl. And then beat together buttermilk, egg, vinegar, vegatable oil and vanilla extract in another. I’m using a red food dye in powder form so I add that to the dry ingredient, whereas if using a liquid food dye, then add it to the wet ingredient.
Before making the batter, make sure the food dye (whether in dry ingredient or wet) is evenly incorporated, otherwise there will be uneven colorings. Pour the wet ingredient into the dry ingredient, and fold/mix with a spatula until JUST combined. Some small lumps are fine. Just leave it to rest for 10 min. During this time, mix cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla extract together in a bowl, and beat until fluffy with a whisk.
Heat up the ebelskiver pan on medium-low heat, and melt the butter and vegetable oil together in a small pot. Have 2 wooden skewers on hand for the flipping.
Once the pan is hot, add 1/2 tsp of the melted butter into each hole and brush it all over the pan. Add the batter into each hole up to 90% full and let it cook UNTOUCHED for 20 sec. Then add a little spoonful of the cream cheese filling into the center of each hole, then “press it” a little bit to let it sink completely into the batter (add a tiny bit more batter to cover if needed). Do not TOUCH THEM now. It would be very hard to turn them if the bottom of the batter isn’t fully cooked. Wait until small bubbles starts to appear on the edge and surface of the batter, then use a wooden skewer to “press” on one side of the batter to see if it starts to move/turn easily. If it does then that means it’s ready. Keep pressing on one side of the batter to “tilt” the other side until the entire ebelskiver makes a full turn.
Once every ebelskivers is turned, add a bit more melted butter to each hole and adjust the ebelskivers so that they get even crispy-browning on all sides. Let the ebelskivers rest on a cooling rack while doing the next batch. The heat may need to be turned down a little bit for the next batch as the pan tends to get hotter.
Dust with powder sugar and enjoy. Moist, tender and cream-cheesy. Plus they are just too DARN CUTE!