Monday, February 21, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes with CreamCheese Buttercream Frosting






Ingredients

Cake:

2 Cups Sugar
1/2 pound 2 Sticks butter at room temp
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
2 ounces Red Food Coloring
2 1/2 Cups Cake Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1Cup Buttermilk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar

Although the cake recipe comes from Paula Deen...I needed to try a new frosting. I found the balance of the following combination works best for me...and these cupcakes.

Frosting:
1 Stick Butter
1 8 oz. block cream cheese- softened
1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
1 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream
1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla

You can adjust these amounts depending on the flavor and consistency you prefer. The amount shown above should liberally frost 12 cupcakes.

5 comments:

  1. Great looking cupcakes! Red Velvet is my fav :)

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  2. Lovely red velvet cupcakes and cream cheese frosting is my fave!

    -Jamie

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  3. i love the fact that the creamcheese is mixed with buttercream. its more subtle that way.

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  4. Thanks, everyone!

    Sorry I am just seeing your comments now.

    Happy Dishing!! :)

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