Sunday, July 1, 2012

Red Velvet cup cakes with cream cheese frosting!

What could make a day any sweeter than a cupcake? They are Mashas favorite dessert ever! Here is the recipe for a particularly AMAZING kind. Beautiful deep red with a touch of chocolate flavor,and to top it off, the best Cream Cheese frosting you will EVER taste!!! Great for a Christmas tea party or the 4th of July! We hope you enjoy it and make them soon!

Red Velvet cupcakes:
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of sea salt
1 cup  butter (no substitutes!) room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs (room temperature)
1 cup sour cream (again, room temperature)
1/2 cup butter-milk
1 bottle (1 ounce) Red food coloring, yes the ENTIRE bottle!
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (Never ever use artificial)
Oven at 350* Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together and set aside. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, add sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Mix just till combined. Slowly add flour mixture till combined, spoon into 24 paper lined muffin tins to 2/3 full. Bake 20 minutes or till toothpick comes clean. Cool 15 minutes, frost with Cream cheese frosting and top with a few crumbs to make them look extra pretty.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 package cream cheese (room temperature)
1/4 cup butter (room temp.)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Beat till smooth, add 4 cups powdered sugar slowly and whip till fluffy and well combined. Now frost those cupcakes! Enjoy! We will see you next time!