Auntie Em's Red Velvet Cupcakes

Patrick Meyer

By
@patrickmeyer

This recipe comes from a restaurant in LA that makes the BEST cupcakes! The cake will be moist and RED and the frosting will be silky and smooth. For those of you without a kitchen scale here are the cup conversions for the flour and sugar.
Flour: 15 1/2 ounces = 3 1/2 cups
Sugar: 13 ounces= 3 cups

These cupcakes are insanely good and I hope you enjoy them.

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
Serves:
12
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CUPCAKES

15 1/2 oz
all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp
baking soda
1 1/4 tsp
salt
1 1/4 tsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 c
vegetable oil
13 oz
granulated sugar
1 1/4 c
buttermilk
3
eggs
2 Tbsp
plus 2 teaspoons liquid red food coloring (not gel)
1 1/4 tsp
vinegar
1 1/4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/8 c
water

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1 1/2 lb
cream cheese, at room temperature
1 lb
butter, at room temperature
2 lb
powdered sugar, sifted
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
red nonpareils, for ganish

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
2Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a bowl and set aside.
3In a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix oil, sugar, and buttermilk until combined. Add eggs, food coloring, vinegar, vanilla and water and mix well. Add the dry ingredients a little bit at a time and mix on low, scraping down sides occasionally, and mix until just combined. Be sure not to over mix, or the batter will come out tough.
4Line 2 6-cup jumbo cupcake pans with jumbo paper liners, scoop the batter into the liners and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
5Whip the butter and cream cheese together in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until creamed. Gradually add powdered sugar to the mixture and scrape down the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
6The frosting can be used right away, or stored in the refrigerator up to a week.
7Frost cooled cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting. Garnish with nonpareils.

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