How to make the best red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Keyword: red velvet cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes:
1 ½cupsFlour(may use all-purpose or cake flour)
3TablespoonsUnsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 ½teaspoonsWhite Vinegar
1teaspoonRed Gel Food Coloring (if using liquid red food coloring, you may want to add more)
Cream Cheese Frosting:
3 ½cups Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoonVanilla Extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together.
In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vinegar, and red food coloring.
In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together for 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the oil and cream for 2 more minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat for 2 minutes longer. Add vanilla.
Add ½ of the dry ingredients and ½ of the buttermilk mixture, mixing after each addition until it is all added.
Drop the batter into cupcake liners and bake until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean, about 16-19 minutes. Don't OVERBAKE. Let cool.
In a bowl, whip together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Spread all over the cooled cupcakes.