Tasty Tuesday – Red Velvet Cupcakes

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My dad loves Red Velvet Cake. For Father’s Day my mom requested I bake some and bring them over to their house. Instead I wanted to surprise my dad and bake them for him at their house so they would be awesome and fresh. But, my dad said no way because the house would get too hot. So, we brought the ingredients over to Justine’s grandparent’s house and I baked them a few dozen of these lovelies.

Ingredients for 30 cupcakes

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (1 ounce) bottle red food color
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened (don’t use whipped cream cheese)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (16 ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
 Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. 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. Use an ice cream scoop to spoon batter into 30 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.
  4. Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese, softened, butter, milk and vanilla extract in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
  5. Take a picture and post is on Instagram. EAT.

Enjoy!

I have a question for all of you readers—

Would you prefer recipes to be posted like this one or do you prefer tons of photos and step by step instructions?

Cheers,
EA

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