Beautiful, bright, tender and fluffy. Subtle buttery-texture, and cocoa flavor topped with tangy cream cheese frosting make these red velvet cupcakes simply divine.
1 1/2cupscake flouror 1 1/4 cups flour + 1/4 cup cornstarch sifted together so that they are evening combined
2tablespoonsunsweetened cocoa powder
1/2cup1 stick butter, softened
1/4cupoilI used canola
red food coloring*
1/2cupbuttermilkor regular milk with a splash of white vinegar or lemon juice
¾cupsoftened unsalted butter1 ½ sticks
2cupsof powdered sugar siftedmeasure before sifting
4ouncesof cream cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degres. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together using a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer in a large bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add oil and beat for an addition 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add the vinegar and food coloring until desired color is reached.
With the mixer on low add about 1/3 of the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Then add 1/2 of the buttermilk and mix until just incorporated. Repeat for next 1/3 of dry ingredients, then remaining buttermilk, then remaining dry ingredients. Be careful not to overmix.
Spoon batter into lined muffin tin (each cupcake mold should be about 1/2 full) and bake 18-20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely on a wire rack, keeping cupcakes in the muffin tin for the first 5 minutes.
While cupcakes are cooling, make cream cheese frosting (below). Frost cupcakes and enjoy!
Cream Cheese Frosting
Once cupcakes are completely cool, beat butter for frosting with a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer on high until smooth, about 3 minute.
Add powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add vanilla, then add cream cheese one ounce at a time until desired tanginess is reached.**
*I used 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoons wilton gel, you can also use about 3 tablespoons liquid food coloring **Too much cream cheese will cause frosting to be runny.
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