Monday, February 27, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes

 Hi Y'all! 

I got asked the other day to make some Red Velvet cupcakes. 
Now I ain't never had nor made Red Velvet anything before, so I gladly accepted the challenge! I had a ton fun makin 'em, getting red food coloring all over my counters and hands.. And of course they were so so yummy! 

I added red sugar sprinkles as a garnish on top of each cupcake. I need to come up with a better method to evenly distribute the sugar.. I used a spoon and got little in one area and big globs in other areas..

 Red Velvet Cupcakes:

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 bottle (1 ounce) red food color
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Put aside. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.

 Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. 
Do not over beat. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 package cream cheese softened 
1/4 cup butter also softened
 2 tbs sour cream
 2 tsp vanilla
2-3 cups powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream and vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. 

The person I was making these for requested their cupcakes to be filled with a cream cheese filling as well.  Before I added too much powdered sugar and had only put in one teaspoon of the vanilla, the mixture was just right for a filling.
 I filled the ones I needed by making a hole in the center of the cupcake and spooning in  a small amount. 
I then continued to add the rest of the powdered sugar and last of the vanilla.

Eat and Enjoy!

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  1. I love red velvet, but I hate how the red gets all over! :) These look yummy, love the sugar. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  2. you cannot beat a red velvet treat! Try using a salt shaker, if the sugar is fine enough, that might work:)

    1. Thanks for the tip! I will have to try that next time!! Thanks for stopping by! =)