IT'S ALL ABOUT CUPCAKES

SO THIS IS HOW IT STARTED....SETTING THE SPEED TOO HIGH AND BLOWING POWDERED SUGAR ALL OVER THE PLACE.






STRAIGHT OUT OF THE OVEN



LINED UP TO COOL....LOOKING PRETTY RED




PRETTIED UP WITH FROSTING AND RED JIMMIES


Well, the kitchen is a disaster so I'm off to start the clean up. Here's the receipe:


RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
(makes two dozen)

For the cupcakes:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar


For the cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

5 comments:

Melinda said...

OH YUM! This was always one of my favorites! THANKS for sharing the recipe too!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Mmmmm I think these look yummy! Well worth the mess to clean up I think!

Anonymous said...

Well, Little Rella, I was raised on Red Velvet Cake and cupcakes. There is nothin as rich or sweet as they are. I am proud to see you makin such thangs.
Next you should try a Lane Cake. Truly a Southern treat.
Love to you,
Audra Mae

tina's space said...

I wanna grab one right out of the screen. I must try these now the kids are on vacation. thanks for sharing your recipe.

dogfaeriex5 said...

red velvet has always been my favorite cake...my mom makes me one every year for my birthday...
xoxo~kim