Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet are my favorite cupcakes so they are made often in my house. Each time I try to switch it up a little because I'm in pursuit of the perfect red velvet cupcake. My favorite was a williams sonoma mix and I'm trying to find a scratch recipe that matches it. Here is a really good red velvet recipe

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 lg eggs
  • red food coloring
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and  put cupcake liners in cupcake pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder and baking soda and set aside
  3. Measure out milk in measuring glass and add vinegar to it.
  4. Mix butter and sugar together till combined and fluffy
  5. Add eggs one at a time and mix till combined
  6. Add vanilla and red food coloring (mix while adding food coloring till it's color your desire)
  7. Add in flour mixture and milk which mixer is spinning.
  8. Mix till combined
  9. Fill cupcake liners with batter
  10. Bake 18-20 minutes.
  11. Let cool before frosting
  12. To make frosting mix butter and cream cheese till combined and fluffy
  13. Add vanilla and powdered sugar, mix till just combined.
  14. Frost cupcakes, decorate with sprinkles or nothing.

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