Monday, January 2, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes (My first attempt)

Happy New Year Everyone!

First, let me thank each and every one of you for following my blog - I started a blog in hopes of sharing a bit about myself, and learning from others and I am pleased to say, I have been able to do that. 

Since the holiday season was a whirlwind for me, I was unable to blog as often as I would have liked, I did however, bake pretty much every tree days or so.

(who knew taking a picture of a cupcake was soo much work)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
For the cake:
2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons Dutch process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 ounces red food coloring
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting:
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or margarine, softened
1 pound box confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium bowl or on a piece of waxed paper, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk. Beat in food coloring and vinegar, then add vanilla.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn out onto a rack to cool.

For the Frosting:
In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and butter. Beat in confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla.  Use frosting to fill and ice cake.


Carli said...

That looks delicious! I'll have to try your recipe! Happy New Year!

Our Delightful Home said...

This looks yummy! You did a fab job :).

~Mrs. Delightful

Mrs. Chic said...

Yumm!! I will try this recipe :)