Red Velvet Cupcakes w/ Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting


When my friend asked me if I could do red velvet cupcakes with strawberry frosting I was really surprised, I didn’t even know such things existed! I wasn’t sure if they would turn out OK. It was very important for these next red velvet cupcakes to turn out because some that I made the year before were gross. Everything turned out fine because the cupcakes turned out great. People liked them and they were SO pretty. I sprinkled a little pearl dust on each one (found it a Jo-Anne Fabrics), these might just be the cutest cupcakes ever. They were seriously princess cupcakes!!!! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Beautiful. There was no one in my house but me when I finished them so I obsessed about how pretty they were to my little yorkie-poo:) Here’s the recipe for these little cuties:           

For the cupcakes:                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • 2½ cups cake flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbs (1 oz.) liquid red food coloring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp distilled white vinegar
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cupcake pans with paper liners.
2.In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt.  Set aside.
3.Beat the eggs vegetable oil, buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla, and vinegar until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.  With the beater on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined and smooth.
4.Divide the batter evenly among the liners.  Bake 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.  Cool for about 5 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
For the strawberry cream cheese frosting:
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup), softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • about 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-2 Tbs. milk
  • 1 tsp. strawberry gelatin

1. Beat the butter and the cream cheese until combined. Add the vanilla and then add the powdered sugar, a little at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. Add some milk and then beat until the frosting is light and fluffy. Frost the cupcakes.



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