Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes
I was thinking in doing something cute, homemade and red for Valentine’s and…
What is better than a Red Velvet Cake?  Red Velvet Cupcake
So I made Red Velvet cupcakes for already five times and I love them and my husband loves them too.
For 24 cute red velvet cupcakes,
2 ½ cups all purpose flour (unbleached or bleached is the same)
2 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
5 tsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup of vegetable oil (not butter)
1 1/4  cup of buttermilk (I used fat free)
2 tsp red coloring food (I recommend Wilton, Red no taste icing color, it works very good)
1 tsp white vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven a 350f
1.       Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, sugar & cocoa powder
2.       In a large bowl beat the eggs, add the oil, vanilla, buttermilk, and food coloring, mix well with a handheld mixer.
3.       Add the sifted ingredients to the mix and beat well for about 3 or 4 min in medium speed.
4.       Pour into the cupcake liners up to ¾
5.       Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, check with a toothpick…pinch in the middle on a cupcake, if it comes clean they are ready.
While they are cooling you can make the FROSTING, with this recipe
1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), room temperature
8 oz of Philly cream cheese (1 package), room temperature
2 - 3 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
How to…
1 With an electric mixer, mix the butter and cream cheese together, about 3 minutes on medium speed until very smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure even mixing.
2 Add the vanilla extract and mix. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Keep adding until you get to desired sweetness and thickness.
3 Either spread on with a blunt knife or spatula, or spoon into a piping bag to decorate your cake or cupcake.

As a healthier alternative I just sprinkle powder sugar on top. I cut out a cardboard in the shape of a heart and sprinkle around. For more ideas in how to decorate them click here.


Lyuba said...

Se ve muy rico,lo voy hacer para mi marido tambien

Lana said...

looks so very yummy :) how did you do the heart? Was that for valentines?

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