Red Velvet Macarons with Cream Cheese Frosting

Emma

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RED VELVET MACARONS WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING RECIPE

Indulge in the luxurious taste of Red Velvet Macarons with Cream Cheese Frosting, a delightful fusion of rich red velvet flavor and creamy, tangy frosting.

Perfect for special occasions or as a sophisticated treat, these macarons boast a unique combination of textures and tastes that are sure to impress.

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Red Velvet Macarons Ingredients

For The Macarons

  • 3 large egg whites: The base of our macaron shells, providing structure and lightness.
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar: Sweetens and stabilizes the egg whites.
  • 1 cup almond flour: Gives the macarons their characteristic texture and nutty flavor.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar: Contributes to the delicate sweetness of the macarons.
  • 1 tablespoon Dutch process cocoa powder: Adds a subtle chocolate flavor, enhancing the red velvet essence.
  • 1–2 teaspoons red food coloring: Creates the iconic red velvet color.
  • Pinch of salt: Balances the flavors.

For The Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar: Forms the base of the frosting, providing sweetness and smooth texture.
  • 2 oz cream cheese, at room temperature: Adds a rich, tangy flavor to the frosting.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature: Ensures a smooth and spreadable consistency.
RED VELVET MACARONS WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Directions

  1. Preheat Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 300°F and lining two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare Swiss Meringue: Over a steaming pot of water, whisk egg whites and granulated sugar in a stand mixer bowl to create a Swiss meringue.
  3. Sift Dry Ingredients: Combine almond flour, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder, then sift into the meringue mixture.
  4. Add Color and Texture: Introduce red food coloring and salt, whisking until you achieve a ‘slow-moving lava’ consistency.
  5. Pipe Macarons: Transfer the batter to a pastry bag and pipe onto the baking sheets, removing air bubbles by tapping the sheets.
  6. Bake: Bake the macarons without drying, turning halfway through for even cooking.
  7. Make Frosting: While baking, mix powdered sugar, cream cheese, and butter to create the frosting.
  8. Assemble Macarons: Once cooled, pipe frosting onto one macaron and sandwich with another.

Notes

  • Temperature Consistency: Ensure ingredients, especially cream cheese and butter, are at room temperature for smoother frosting.
  • Color Intensity: Adjust the amount of food coloring based on your preference for color intensity.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

Nutrition

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients used.

  • Calories: Each macaron contains approximately 100-120 calories.
  • Sugar Content: Around 10g of sugar per macaron, due to the powdered sugar in both the shell and frosting.
  • Protein: Provides about 2g of protein per macaron, primarily from the almond flour and egg whites.

FAQs

  1. Can I use regular cocoa powder instead of Dutch process?
    • Yes, but the color and flavor might slightly differ.
  2. How do I know when the macarons are done?
    • They should be firm on the outside with a slight give when pressed.
  3. Can these macarons be frozen?
    • Yes, they can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw before serving.

Enjoy this exquisite blend of flavors and textures, perfect for satisfying your gourmet dessert cravings!

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RED VELVET MACARONS WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING RECIPE

Red Velvet Macarons with Cream Cheese Frosting

Enjoy the luxurious taste of Red Velvet Macarons, perfectly paired with a tangy and creamy cream cheese frosting. This recipe offers a delightful combination of rich flavor and elegant presentation, ideal for special occasions or as a sophisticated treat.

  • Total Time: 43 minutes
  • Yield: 24 macarons 1x

Ingredients

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For the Macarons:

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 12 teaspoons red food coloring
  • Pinch of salt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Over a steaming pot of water, whisk egg whites and granulated sugar in a stand mixer bowl to create a Swiss meringue.
  3. Sift almond flour, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder together, then add to the meringue. Include red food coloring and salt.
  4. Whisk until the batter reaches a ‘slow-moving lava’ consistency.
  5. Pipe batter onto the baking sheets and bake for 13 minutes, turning halfway through.
  6. For the frosting, mix powdered sugar, cream cheese, and butter until smooth.
  7. Once macarons are cooled, pipe frosting onto one macaron and sandwich with another.

Notes

  • Ensure ingredients are at room temperature for smoother frosting.
  • Adjust food coloring for desired color intensity.
  • Store macarons in an airtight container.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: French-inspired

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 macaron
  • Calories: 100-120
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g

Keywords: Red velvet, macarons, cream cheese frosting, elegant desserts, baking