Sunday, February 27, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This past friday night I decided to take it easy and not go to Eric's show. It was the first show I've missed and even though I hated not being there, I'm glad I was able to rest up. I went to visit my brother's girlfriend, Cori, who was recovering from her wisdom teeth surgery. We were in rough shape, so we made the best of it by making cupcakes! After watching a few episodes of DC Cupcakes, we looked up a recipe and went to the store to pick up the ingredients!

We ended up making 48 cupcakes! and since we ran out of red food coloring, half of them were blue. We had so much fun playing with food coloring that we plan to make all kinds of different colored cupcakes in the future! The recipe was absolutely delicious, especially the cream cheese frosting, which was soooo rich. I wouldn't expect anything less from Paula Deen.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
recipe by Paula Deen
photos by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.

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

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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.

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Sandra said...

They look gorgeous!! Yummy!

Ana Rita said...

I loved them....I'm gonna take this recipe to make my own red velvet cupcakeshanks for sharing.


stephen said...

I also love them, it look sound like really yummy, I love it. and lovely decoration on it.
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Lizzy said...

Beautiful cupcakes!

Katrina said...

I want to see the blue ones! LOL ♥- Katrina

Carina said...

Yes, I want to see the blue ones, too! And I agree - you just can't go wrong with a good ole' Paula Deen recipe. Looks yummy!

Sabrina said...

haha If there are any blues one left I will post a picture LOL they really are amazing!


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