Gayle's Green Velvet Cupcakes

Lisa 'Gayle' Goff

By
@GayleGoff

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day events, this one is sure to add a little green to any tongue! :) These are so pretty to look at and with the double cream cheese frosting they are DELICIOUS as well.


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Serves:

yield aprox 24 cupcakes

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These little green gems are perfect for St. Patrick's Day! The cupcakes are light and fluffy with a great flavor. Cream cheese frosting is the perfect topping for these treats. Cute and yummy!!

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
2
eggs
1 c
oil
1 c
buttermilk
1 Tbsp
white vinegar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 oz
green food coloring (yes! the whole bottle)

FROSTING:

8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c
butter, room temperature
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 lb
powdered sugar
milk if needed for texture (i seldom need any)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 and line your cupcake pans.
2
Whisk eggs in a med bowl and then add remaining wet ingredients (EXCEPT FOOD COLORING), set aside.
3
In your stand mixer put all dry ingredients and mix well.
4
Add food coloring into the wet ingredients, whisk well then slowly add to dry ingredients beating on med for 1 - 2 minutes (do not overbeat your cupcakes will get dense and not be so fluffy).
5
Fill cups 2/3 full and bake for 16 minutes or until toothpick comes out dry (the toothpick might pull out a little green but you are looking for done not a clean toothpick).
6
TO PREPARE FROSTING:
Cream butter and cream cheese together, add vanilla then slowly add powdered sugar beat well and use milk if needed to get the right texture for you. You can also add a few drops of green food coloring to add a green tint like I did on mine. Decorate and Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Recipe For: The Best Cupcake