Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

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Here we have one of my favorite Valentine's Day recipes, Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe. Of course you can make this anytime of the year.

 

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe!

 

It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is next month. It seems like we were just talking about Christmas. If you think time is going by fast, wait until you get to be my age. lol

Here we have one of my favorite Valentine’s Day recipes, Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe. Of course you can make this anytime of the year. These would even be good for Christmas or 4th of July or Memorial Day or…you get my drift. 

Let’s get baking!

 

Here we have one of my favorite Valentine's Day recipes, Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe. Of course you can make this anytime of the year.

 

 

Cupcake Recipe:

  • 2½ cups flour.
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder.
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda.
  • ½ tsp. salt.
  • ½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp..
  • ¼ cup softened shortening.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 1 egg.
  • 1 tsp. vanilla.
  • 1 TBSP Red Velvet extract.
  • 1 cup milk.
  • 1 tbsp. Red gel food color.

 

Here we have one of my favorite Valentine's Day recipes, Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe. Of course you can make this anytime of the year.

 

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
-Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt all together.
-Mix the dry ingredients with a wire whisk for 3 minutes
-In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
-Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract,  and red gel food coloring.
-Mix well.
-Add flour mix and milk, 1/2 portion of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
-Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3’s filled.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Cool for 10 minutes
-Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.

 

Here we have one of my favorite Valentine's Day recipes, Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe. Of course you can make this anytime of the year.

 

We have two different kinds of frosting but will be using both.

Cherry Vanilla Frosting:

Vanilla frosting:

  • 1 C unsalted butter, softened.
  • 2 tsp vanilla.
  • 2 C powdered sugar.

Cherry frosting:

  • 1 C unsalted butter, softened.
  • 2 tsp vanilla.
  • 2 C powdered sugar.
  • 5 tbsp juice from a jar of maraschino cherries.
  • 1 tsp almond extract.
  • 2-4 drops of red food coloring.

Frosting Directions:

Make the vanilla frosting first:

-Add the butter into a standing mixer until fluffy
-Mix on low.
-Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
-Add vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined.
-Scoop the frosting into the side a pastry bag with a large frosting tip.

Cherry Frosting:

-Add the butter into a standing mixer until fluffy
-Mix on low.
-Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
-Add in the cherry juice and almond extract.
-Mix until blended
-Add in the red food coloring, add in a drop or of the food coloring to get the shade of red that you desire
-Add the frosting to a large star tipped pastry bad.
-Twist the open end of the pastry bag to force the frosting to the tip.
-Frost the cupcakes working from the outside edge to the center of the cupcake.

 

Here we have one of my favorite Valentine's Day recipes, Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe. Of course you can make this anytime of the year.

 
 
Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp.
  • ¼ cup softened shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. Red gel food color
  • Vanilla frosting:
  • 1 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • Cherry frosting:
  • 1 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp juice from a jar of maraschino cherries
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2-4 drops of red food coloring

Instructions

  1. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. -Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  3. -Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt all together.
  4. -Mix the dry ingredients with a wire whisk for 3 minutes
  5. -In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
  6. -Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract, and red gel food coloring.
  7. -Mix well.
  8. -Add flour mix and milk, 1/2 portion of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
  9. -Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3's filled.
  10. -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. -Cool for 10 minutes
  12. -Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.
  13. Make the vanilla frosting first.
  14. -Add the butter into a standing mixer until fluffy
  15. -Mix on low.
  16. -Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
  17. -Add vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined.
  18. -Scoop the frosting into the side a pastry bag with a large frosting tip.
  19. Cherry Frosting
  20. -Add the butter into a standing mixer until fluffy
  21. -Mix on low.
  22. -Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
  23. -Add in the cherry juice and almond extract.
  24. -Mix until blended
  25. -Add in the red food coloring, add in a drop or of the food coloring to get the shade of red that you desire
  26. -Add the frosting to a large star tipped pastry bad.
  27. -Twist the open end of the pastry bag to force the frosting to the tip.
  28. -Frost the cupcakes working from the outside edge to the center of the cupcake.
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Here we have one of my favorite Valentine's Day recipes, Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe. Of course you can make this anytime of the year.
 

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