Friday, January 28, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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I made these last week but I forgot to take pictures. They were super tasty. I thought I would share the recipe for Fun Follow Friday.

Ingredients

1.5 cups of sugar
.5 cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
2 eggs at room temperature
2 1/3 cups of cake flour
2 tablespoons of Divine Drinking Chocolate
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
.5 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of buttermilk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar

Of course I augmented the origional recipe somewhat. If you want to see what simply recipes recommends for ingredients click here.

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Beat your butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy.

2. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat them until each is mixed into the batter.

3. Add the cake flour, drinking chocolate, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. After those are all mixed into the batter add the buttermilk, vinegar, and vanilla extract. P>S. if you want them to be red add 1.5 tablespoons of red food coloring. I don't do this because I don't want to feed Little Bit more food coloring than he already gets.

4. Put cupcake liners in your cupcake pan. Fill the liners 1/2 to 3/4ths of the way full. Bake for 18 minutes and check if they are done with a toothpick. If it comes out clean they are done if it has batter on it try another few minutes and test again.

5. Cool your cupcakes for one minute in the muffin tin. Then transfer them to a wire rack and allow to completely cool before you put icing on them.

6. Make the icing of your choice lather them up and enjoy!

I know it sounds entailed but these cupcakes are so worth it! If you enjoy therapeutic baking these certainly fit the bill. Happy Friday everyone :D

20 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm. . . sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Red Velvet is my favorite! Following you from the blog hop!
    Love the information, you have here!
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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love yours! I’m following you back from the blog hop!

    -DP
    Hip Chick's Guide to PMS, Pregnancy, and Babies

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  4. I love Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting :)

    Thanks for following my blog . . . I am following you back!!

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  5. new follower from the breastfeeding blog hop. i'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow back! :)

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  6. I'm a new follower from Fun Follow Friday.
    I hope you'll come check me out at PS Mom Reviews and follow me too!

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  7. Yum! That sounds good!

    I just found your blog through one of the Friday blog hops. Have a great weekend!!

    Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

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  8. Yummy! I want some!

    Thanks for participating in "Stalk Hop Friday"! Next week's Follow Linkys will be Blog Frog & GFC, make sure you stop by and link up again! I'm following you from:
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  9. Hi
    I am a new follower from the blog hop
    I blog at www.tammileetips.com
    I hope you will stop by
    Tammilee

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  10. That sounds yummy! And happy 1st bday to your lil peanut!

    I'm passing through from Fun Follow Friday :)

    ~Darcy & Brian's Tales From the Nursery
    http://www.darcyandbrian.com

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  11. Already following, but wanted to say hi! This recipe is making me hungry!!

    Sarah

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  12. Hi! I'm following you from the Fun Follow Friday! I'd love for you to return the favor and follow back! :)

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  13. sounds yummy:) new blog hop follower, check me out when u can at http://hugatreewithme2.blogspot.com

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  14. my daddy would LOVE these! Bookmarking them for his birthday :)

    www.savingthosedollars.blogspot.com

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  15. Those look great. Following you back from TTT a few days late:)

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  16. I have always wanted to give these a try! Thanks for joining me at Create With Joy - look forward to getting to know you!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  17. Yay - I have a birthday party coming up in a few weeks and this is exactly what I was planning to make!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by and following me. Returning the favor :)
    Jen @ My Secret Home

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  19. I'm a follower now, please follow back. Thanks for sharing your red velvet cupcakes recipe :)

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  20. Greetings!

    On a blog hop, now a follower, looked for a button to grab, couldn't find one...

    I also host "Featured Blogger Friday"

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