Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Oh Red Velvet, how I love thee.  Seriously, I do.  Red Velvet cake, in cake form or cupcake form, is probably my favorite cake of all times.  Oh sure, I adore Chocolate cake and Carrot cake and Lemon cake but Red Velvet Cake is not only delicious,  it sparks a wee bit of magical, childlike delight, deep in my soul. I think it’s probably because it’s like a present.  You see a cake and your brain registers, “YUM”!  Then it’s cut open and you see that magnificent, rich, red color, and the little kid in you says, ” Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it!  Wow!!!!”  And then you are forever hooked on the magic that is, and can only be, Red Velvet Cake!!!!  Do ya feel me out there?  Oh, I think I can almost see you guys nodding your heads with me and I think I might have heard someone shout out an Amen!  Okay, so I guess, Red Velvet Cake might make me get a little carried away with myself.   I tell you it’s the magic of the dang cake.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 Cups - All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon - Baking Soda
  • Pinch - Salt
  • 1 Cup - Buttermilk, Well Shaken
  • 1 Tablespoon - White Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
  • 2 - Large Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons - Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1-1 Ounces Bottle - Red Food Coloring
  • 12 Tablespoons - Unsalted Butter, at Room Temperature
  • 1 1/2 Cups - Sugar
  • 16 Tablespoons - Unsalted Butter, at Room Temperature
  • 4 Cups - Powdered Sugar
  • 16 Ounces - Cream Cheese, at Room Temperature, Cubed
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons - Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch - Salt
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