Red Velvet Cupcakes

 

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!


For the first time yesterday I made some yummy red velvet cupcakes. I planned on making the actual cake for Thanksgiving however, I decided last minute to save this delightful treat for Sunday and make cupcakes instead.

Recipe via

Directions

For the cake:

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
2 ounces red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the frosting:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 pound box confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
For the Cake:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl or on a piece of waxed paper, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk. Beat in food coloring and vinegar, then add vanilla.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn out onto a rack to cool.

For the Frosting:
In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese and butter. Beat in confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla.  Use frosting to fill and ice cake.



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31 comments:

  1. Thanksgiving started off remembering my Nana. We had a moment with her at the cemetery. We enjoyed family the rest of the day. I'm going to try your recipe next weekend. The cupcakes looked yummy!

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  2. Those look delightful! I love red velvet.. but normally make mine using a box. Hehe. Glad yall had a great Thanksgiving too!

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  3. I'll remember this! I may try this around Christmas time! Perfect colors.....looks delish!

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  4. These look delicious!! Thanks for visiting Randee's Organized Chaos!!! I am your newest follower!! Hope you come follow along the CHAOS!!! ;)

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  5. Love& Tangles:

    This is the perfect holiday treat, Thanks for stopping by!



    Crafty Cousins:

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Randee:

    Thanks for becoming my newest follower!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  6. Mmmm! I LOVE red velvet!! I bet these are delicious. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

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  7. Jamie:

    Thank You! Thanks for the invite!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  8. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This recipe looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing and leaving me super hungry before I've even started my day! :)

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  9. You seriously read my mind! I was thinking about making these yesterday. I'll have to try your recipe!

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  10. Those look wonderful but I've always wondered if there is a way to make them red with natural colouring, like beet powder or something. Hmmm. Love the cream cheese frosting~!

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  11. Brandy J:

    This recipe is amazing, Thanks for stopping by!


    Kirsten:

    Let me know if you try this recipe.


    Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca:


    The frosting is Yummy! Thanks for stopping by!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  12. Your cupcakes looks divine! I have never tried making any red velvet...I truly need to remedy this. Soon.

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  13. I have a love hate relationship with red velvet...they are pretty, pretty, pretty! This recipe looks amazing...and then that FROSTING! YUM!

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  14. Alida:

    These are yummy! You should give it a try. Let me know if you try this recipe. Thanks for stopping by!


    Jonnique:

    Thank you!


    Holly Lefevre:

    Thank you, Thanks for stopping by!


    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  15. You tempt me Mrs. Delightful:) These look soooo good!

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  16. Latoya:

    Your doing so great! keep up the good work on your journey :).


    Tina's PicStory:

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  17. Yum yum. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

    http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/11/link-it-up-wednesday-5.html

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  18. Tenille:

    Thanks for stopping by & Thank you for the invite.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  19. Mmmmmm! I love red velvet! That looks so good and that icing....I'm so tempted to try to get in the kitchen now! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up!

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  20. Sherika:

    Red Velvet cake is so delicious! Thanks for stopping by & hosting.

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  21. This LOOKS DELISH. I love it.. Great recipe... Would LOVE if you could stop in and link this great feature to my Pin'Inspirational Thursday party pweeease.. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdayslinky-party.html thanks SO much.. wishing you an amazing start to your weekend.. ~Marilyn

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  22. Marilyn:

    Thanks for the invite!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  23. Fantastic treat!

    Happy follower.

    Thanks for joining our Pin'Inpiration Party. Hope you pop by and grab a button.

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  24. Adventuresindinner:

    Thanks for hosting!

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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  25. CUPCAKEYUMMY! feel like Cookie Monster haha. i must try this weekend

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  26. Jackie:

    I hope you enjoy the recipe :).

    ~Mrs. Delightful

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