Friday, January 25, 2008

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I finally made my cupcakes today and they are super yummy! I got the recipe from Paula Dean and halved it. Next time I'm going to use less cream cheese in the icing and less oil in the cupcakes. They are dense and moist just the way they should be though. I have a stomach ache now though because I ate three!


The recipe was this


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.


The aftermath

7 comments:

GumballGrenade said...

Looks delicious. Very much in the spirit of Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing the recipe - add to favs!

High Desert Diva said...

oh yummy!

michele said...

Those look so yummy, thinking about making a cake right now :).

Jen said...

oh i wish i could bake! funny how the smoke alarm always go off when i try *sigh*

your cupcakes look super yummy though ;)

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

deeee-lish!
you know paula deen loves her butter..lol

Raven said...

Ohh, I'm trying this recipe the MINUTE our kitchen is finished being renovated!

Now, I'm hungry! :)

xxx
Raven

Sami said...

i'm pretty sure i have those mixing bowls in pink. i swear by them.
also, i have been DYING to try redvelvet for quite some time now.
i'm glad i'm not the only one who eats until you're sick. lol.