Sunday, February 13, 2011

Recipe of the Week: The Classic Red Velvet Cupcake!

Valentine's Day is tomorrow and the red velvet cupcake is THE classic for the holiday in red!

(yes...the makers of red food coloring)

Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 bottle (1 ounce) red food color
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin tins with liners. 

Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each one 2/3 full. Bake 16-20 minutes, checkingfrequently after 16 minutes. Cool completely.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese - room temp
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter - room temp
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream & vanilla in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 4 cups confectioners' sugar until smooth.

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