Monday, June 20, 2011

The Perfect Red Velvet Cupcakes

My pal Jeannie from Jeannie's Gym Journey just completed another figure competition. So first, congrats Jeannie! Second, since the competition is over, she has a few days off her insane diet. Do you know what that means? All the goodies you can eat! I made some red velvet cupcakes for her and since I can't literally share with all of you, I figured I could at least share the recipe.

Red Velvet Cupcakes
1 1/2 c butter, soft
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 t salt
2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 c sugar
1 fluid oz red food coloring
2 T cocoa
1 c buttermilk
1 T vanilla
1 t baking soda

Start by creaming together the butter and sugar. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Fill cupcake tins about half way and bake at 350 for approximately 17 minutes.

For the icing, there will be no cream cheese icing on these red velvet cupcakes! Oh no! We use cooked icing.
What you'll need:

1 c milk
3 T flour
1 c sugar
1 c butter (soft)
1 t vanilla

In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk flour into milk. Cook over medium heat until it thickens. Remove from heat and cool completely.

When the milk and flour mixture is cool, whip butter and sugar together. Add cooled milk/flour and vanilla. Spread on cooled cupcakes. If the icing is too thin, let it sit in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, then spread.

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Jill @ Sweet Diva said...

Thanks for linking up with "Fun in the Summer Sun" linking up with you! Love red velvet anything!!!

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Jill said...

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Anna said...

Yummy. I'm going to link up a mojito when I get done with all my commenting. :)

Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Warrior Link Party.


Ms Bibi said... velvet cupcakes are my favorite and your cooked icing sounds like a great change.

Judy B. said...

Oh my gosh! All those recipes to look at. This may take a while. I loved seeing your Red Velvet/frosting recipes. It has been so long since I have made anything from scratch I had almost forgotten. I just made a Red Velvet cake last week from a mix and frosting from a tub. I know, I know. God forgive me! LOL. It was not too good.
Thanks for the post.
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Callista said...

Love your blog name and your blog! I've never had red velvet (cup)cakes but I'm interested in trying them out sometime.

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Miz Helen said...

Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you again real soon.
Have a great week end!
Miz Helen

Alexandra said...

Thanks so much for linking this delicious recipe up at Muffin (and cupcake) Monday1