Friday, June 8, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I made these a few weeks ago, back when I was testing out different red velvet cake recipes.  This was definitely my favourite red velvet cupcake recipe.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cocoa powder (I used valrhona cocoa)
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
2 tbsp red food colouring
1 tsp white distilled vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cream cheese frosting:
1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 muffin pans with cupcake liners.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients and mix together until combined.

Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 22 minutes.

To make the cream cheese frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together, add the icing sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

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SweetPepperRose said...

Ooooh My - this is making me hungry! I'm at work with no snacks :( My son love RVC without the pecans, will give these a try.

Jill said...

It's too pretty to eat! Looks delish! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Ooh, I know a certain someone who loves Red Velvet! Have to try these! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

Earning My Cape said...

Mmmm! This looks so yummy!

Six Sisters said...

Love, love, LOVE red velvet! Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters