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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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Spice Cake Cupcakes with Caramel Buttercream Frosting

If you’ve ever wondered what coffeecake would taste like covered in deliciously sweet frosting, then this is the recipe for you!

Cake ingredients
1 ¼ C packed brown sugar
½ C granulated sugar
2/3 C shortening
2 ¼ C flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1 C chopped pecans

Frosting ingredients
½ C butter
1 C packed brown sugar
¼ C milk
2 ½ C powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla

Cupcake directions

Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice)

Cream together shortening with both sugars

Add in eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk

Add in dry ingredients, beat until just combined

Stir in chopped pecans with a spatula

Bake at 350 (bake time depends on size of pan)

Frosting directions

Melt the butter over low heat

Add in brown sugar and stir constantly for 2 minutes

Add in milk and bring to a rolling boil

Remove from heat and gradually whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth

(Add more powdered sugar or more milk for desired consistency)

Slather on copiously (this frosting don’t look pretty)

Enjoy!

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