Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yesterday wasn’t fun. But I knew that, for my school bake sale tomorrow, I had to put something up. The cake pops were originally on my agenda, but after those didn’t get along with the heat, I got to thinking a bit more.

Mini delicious and tasty red velvet cupcakes.

In ketchup cups.

Equals CUTE.

This went along so harmoniously, and I’m grateful that no one burned! Not even the tester! And they were so tiny! Awesome.

Did I mention that they were tasty? They are TASTY. LOVE red velvet.

From Martha Stewart Cupcakes << LOVE the book :]

Website Recipe located Here

Red Velvet Cupcakes Makes 24 regular cupcakes. I made 86 mini mini cupcakes (I found some cute ketchup cups)

Arent they cute?

2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self- rising), sifted
2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon red gel-paste food color
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
Cream Cheese Frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together cake flour, cocoa, and salt.
With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, whisk together sugar and oil until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Mix in food color and vanilla.
Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of buttermilk, and whisking well after each. Stir together the baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl (it will foam); add mixture to the batter, and mix on medium speed 10 seconds.
Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes. Cupcakes can be stored overnight at room temperature, or frozen up to 2 months, in airtight containers.
To finish, use a small offset spatula to spread cupcakes with frosting. Refrigerate up to 3 days in airtight containers; bring to room temperature before serving.

For my cream cheese frosting.
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese (not whipped)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar.

-Combine the unsalted butter and cream cheese until thoroughly mixed.
-Add vanilla extract and mix until thoroughly combined as well.
-Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time and mixing thoroughly in between. Mix until the frosting is smooth.

Happy Baking!

One response to “Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Amazing frosting (I used light cream cheese for my pumpkin muffins). Yum!

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