Red Velvet Cup Cake Recipe

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    Red Velvet Cup Cake Recipe 

    Sweat Treats at Christmas time is always part of the celebration around this house, so I try to prepare ahead of time, like this Red Velvet Cup Cake Recipe. Most of the treats freeze very well so when Christmas comes along all we have to do is take them out of the freezer as needed. The Red Velvet cup cakes are very colorful and good tasting, making it just right for the Holiday’s. Their looks like there are a lot to the recipe, but it is really very simple and move along quicker than you would think. Be careful of the red food coloring though, because if you spill it; that can get out of control pretty easily. Bake some of these Red Velvet cup cakes up for Christmas, and you’ll have a delightful, colorful treat.

     

    eggs-butter and sugar cake batter red food coloring and coco red velvet cake mix

     

    Red Velvet Cup Cake Recipe
     
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    Recipe type: Dessert
    Serves: 24
    Ingredients
    • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1½ cups sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 2 ounces water
    • 2 ounces red food coloring (2 one ounce bottles-I know this seems like a lot, but it is correct)
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • Your Favorite Frosting recipe
    Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Grease 24 cupcake cups or line with paper liners.
    3. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
    4. Add eggs and blend well.
    5. Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring (coco completely dissolved in the coloring) and add to the butter mixture.
    6. Sift flour and salt together into this mixture then one at a time, add the following ingredients: buttermilk, vanilla, and water.
    7. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and the baking soda. Fold it into the cake batter with a spoon and mix it thoroughly.
    8. Spoon or pour batter into cup cake cups, dividing among the 24 equally.
    9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the cake springs back when touched. (I didn’t trust this so I used a tooth pick test on this)
    10. Top with your favorite frosting and decorate. (I used cream cheese frosting)

     

     Red Velvet Cup Cake

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