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Red Velvet Cupcakes, variation 1

You really can’t go wrong with red velvet cupcakes. I’ve found that most recipes call for the same ingredients in slightly different quantities, and all of them end up as delicious pieces of heaven covered in cream cheese frosting – yum! This recipe adapted from Sprinkles.

Cupcake Ingredients
1 ½ C flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 C buttermilk, shaken
1 ¾ tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 oz red food coloring
1 ¼ C (10 Tbsp) unsalted butter, softened
1 ¼ C sugar
2 large eggs

Frosting Ingredients
1x 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
½ C (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/8 tsp salt
3 ½ C powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla

Cupcake Directions

Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt)

Combine wet ingredients (buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, food coloring)

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing until just combined

Add in half the dry ingredients, then the buttermilk mixture, and the remaining dry ingredients. Mix until just blended

Divide the batter into your preferred baking pan, bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean

Frosting Directions

Cream together the butter, cream cheese and salt until light and fluffy

Gradually mix in the powdered sugar

Add the vanilla and mix until just combined

Add milk if needed for desired texture

Slather on in heaping quantities, and enjoy!

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve eaten my fair share of cupcakes, and I think it’s entirely accurate to say that this recipe is a winner! An excellent recipe for a classic and always delicious combination – can’t go wrong.

Cupcake ingredients
1 ½ C flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
2/3 C milk
1 ½ tsp vanilla
½ C (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 large egg
2 egg whites

Frosting ingredients
8 oz cream cheese, softened
½ C (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
Pinch of salt
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted and still warm
2 C powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla
Milk (as needed)

Cupcake directions

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes

Beat in the egg and egg whites one at a time, mix until creamy.

Add in half the dry ingredients, milk and vanilla, and remaining dry ingredients. Mix after each addition.

Bake at 325 until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (varies by the size of your pan. Mini cupcakes take about 15 minutes, full sized about 18-20 minutes).

Chocolate cream cheese frosting directions

Beat together cream cheese, butter and salt until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes

Slowly add in melted chocolate and mix for about 1 minute

Gradually add in powdered sugar, mixing until just incorporated

Add in vanilla and just barely mix

If needed, add in milk until it reaches the desired consistency.

Combine, and enjoy!

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