Red Velvet Cupcakes

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by: Cooking Creation






There is something elegant about red velvet cake and it really is a perfect Valentine's Day dessert to impress your significant other with. This cake is so moist and when paired with the rich cream cheese frosting, it is absolutely divine!




ingredients

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serves: 18

1 c all-purpose flour

3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 c butter, softened

1 c white sugar

2 large eggs

1/2 c sour cream

1/4 c buttermilk

1/2 oz red food coloring

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 zest from orange

cream cheese frosting

Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Servings Per Recipe: 18

Amount per Serving

Calories: 142

  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 4.4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.4 mg
  • Sodium: 136.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.5 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  •     Sugars: 11.7 g
  • Protein: 2 g
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preparation

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Sift together the flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt in a medium bowl. Beat together the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time. Add the sour cream, buttermilk, food coloring and vanilla.

3.  Gradually add the flour mixture until just blended. Do not over beat.

4.  Pour the batter into cupcake papers 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely before frosting.

5.  Pipe the cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and enjoy!

Cooks' note:
Red velvet cake is not a chocolate cake but it does include some cocoa. If you prefer a more chocolately taste, add another tablespoon of cocoa powder to the batter. Delicious!

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