Friday, February 13, 2009

Red Velvet Cupcakes

These are so sweet I can't resist them!

So cute, so easy and SO YUMMY! The hardest part about them is transporting them.

I found this recipe Wednesday on Culinary Wannabe's blog site and made 3 batches since then.
You can just as easily decorated them for Easter or other holidays. Picture this a little coconut nest with little Jelly Beans sitting in it.
You still have time, go make them!
Happy Valentine's Day !

Recipe as seen on the blog of Culinarywannabe:
(Go visit her site. You'll be glad you did!)

Red Velvet Mini-Cupcakes
Adapted from How Sweet It Is Bakery - Ellen Sternau and Beth Pilar
Yields 48

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1-2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon vinegar

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temp.
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Valentine's M&Ms or other appropriate decorations( I used heart sprinkles)

Mini-Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 325℉ and line two mini-cupcake pans with wrappers.
Mix all dry ingredients together and all wet ingredients together in 2 separate bowls.
Pour wet into dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
Immediately pour mixture into tins, filling about 2/3 of the way full.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, then cool completely.

Frosting: Mix butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Slowly mix in confectioners sugar and vanilla extract.
Place frosting in a piping bag (I used a star-shaped tip), and frost as desired. Or frost using a spatula.
Top with decorations.


Donna-FFW said...

Wow! Three batches, they must be delicious! They certainly look wonderful! Nice job. I'l have to print this out! Thanks!

Elra said...

I am starting to wonder wether red velvet is always associated with valentine's day. I saw blogger post red velvet everywhere today...
Your decoration is so cute... so cheerful.

Kevin said...

Those cupcakes look so good! I like the thick layer of frosting!

Lori Lynn said...

They look great, love the frosting!
Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day!

Maris said...

These are adorable! They look like something from Magnolia bakery.