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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are a classic feel-good dessert. These delicious cupcakes are super moist and stay that way for days!


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Ingredients

CAKE

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 oz red food coloring

FROSTING

  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp shortening
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

1. Whisk together all wet ingredients in a large bowl until combined. Set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients until combined.
3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix on medium high until completely combined.
4. Add cupcake liners to cupcake pans and fill liners about 3/4 full with batter.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
6. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

WHILE THE CUPCAKES ARE COOLING, MAKE THE FROSTING:

1. Beat the cream cheese, butter and shortening until smooth.
2. Slowly add 3 cups of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
3. Mix in the vanilla extract.
4. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add a teaspoon or two of cream or water, if needed, to get the right consistency.
5. Ice the cupcakes when they are cool.

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