Red Velvet Birthday Cupcake

17 Oct

I LOVE this cupcake! It’s just so cute and cheerful! It’s hard not to smile when you’re looking at a plate of these guys!! I chose red velvet here because I think it’s fun to do something with them other than just plain old cream cheese icing.

Of course if you don’t feel like going to the trouble of making these from scratch you can always just buy a box of red velvet cake mix. If you can’t find one you can just buy a chocolate cake mix and add the 2 tbsp of red food coloring to that. I know that it takes out some of the mystery but red velvet are really just dyed chocolate cupcakes! Just be sure to pick a lighter colored chocolate mix.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

1 1/4 cups cake flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp cocoa powder 1/4 cup butter 3/4 cups sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup  buttermilk 2 tbsp liquid red food coloring 1/2 tsp white distilled vinegar 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder

Preheat your oven to 350° Mix wet and dry ingredients separately and then combine them by adding the dry ingredients into the wet 1/3 at a time. Pour batter into a Ziploc bag and cut the tip of one corner off. Use the Ziploc to pipe the mix into the cupcake liners. Bake for 18- 23 mins for cupcakes.

I used Basic American Icing and spread it on with a knife making sure that it was relatively uniform. To get the sprinkley finish just fill a bowl with sprinkles and dip the cupcake in rotate it around to be sue the cover all of the icing and then push a cherry into the top to make sure it stays. These are really playful and fun cupcakes and because of the sprinkles they transport well, you never have to worry about bumping the frosting.

2 thoughts on “Red Velvet Birthday Cupcake

  1. after 4 failed attempts of making red velvet i pulled up your blog and remembered i had seen something on there of red velvet and decided i have to face my nemesis…the Red Velvet Cupcake.

    the batter looked a little drier than i’m used to seeing (i always use the boxed ones) and was a tad nervous. regardless i knew that i had to go all the way so i can give my honest review. i set a timer for 10 min but it was still too wet. i set it for 5 more mins and when it beeped, i crossed my fingers, and hesitated to open the oven but when i did….i beheld GREATNESS in the form of cupcakes that were perfectly domed and the best color of red. i paired it with my own buttercream frosting and they are oh so tasty 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you so much for the feed back! I’m so glad that this recipe worked for you esspecially since it has been an unlucky one for you in the past.

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