Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes

sandra murphy

By
@bellina

These will be a favorite with your family and friends! They are moist and the cream cheese frosting has a perfect balance of sweetness and cheese flavor.


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Serves:

24 regular-size

Prep:

50 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

3 c
all purpose flour
1 1/4 c
sugar
4 Tbsp
premium cocoa powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
2
eggs
1 1/3 c
vegetable oil
1 c
buttermilk (room temperature)
2 Tbsp
red food coloring drops
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
1/2 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
10 oz
cream cheese
4 c
confectioners' sugar
1 c
butter, unsalted
1/2 tsp
salt
4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated
chocolate and red sprinkles

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Line muffin pan with 24 cupcake liners.
2
Sift together in mixing bowl flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder.
3
In another small mixing bowl, stir together the eggs and oil. In a mixing cup whisk buttermilk, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla extract.
4
Gradually add the dry ingredients and buttermilk mixture to the egg mixture. You want the mixture to look dark brown, red in color. (You may want to add a bit more cocoa powder, if the red is not deep enough in color)
5
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake about 20 to 22 minutes or until done. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
6
Frosting: In large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, butter, salt, vanilla, and lemon zest. Blend together for about 2 minutes.
7
With piping bag (plastic sandwich bags make a great piping bag as well) decorate each cupcake and sprinkle.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes