Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes's here! The holiday of love! The colors of red, pink and white are everywhere! There is just something soooo wrong about seeing Valentines goodies next to the lonely and sad shopping carts filled with all of the Christmas sale items. Oh well.........It is what it is!

So .......moving on! How cute are these Red Velvet Cupcakes?

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-2 oz. red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line trays with cupcake papers.
Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.

Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together with another wire whisk.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.

Pour into cupcake pans and drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
Bake for about 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Makes 24 cupcakes

Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups confectioners’ sugar

Sift sugar and set aside.
Beat cream cheese and butter on high until creamy. Add vanilla.
Then, add the sugar in batches. Scrape down the sides in between each addition.
And frost away.

I LOVE these little miniature heart sprinkles♥

You can turn them into bleeding heart cupcakes, too. So easy!


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