Our Mini Family: Classic, Red Velvet Cupcakes


Jan 16, 2014

Classic, Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe adapted from All Recipes dot com

Ingredients:
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 1 stick of butter room temperature
    • 1 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
    • 2 eggs room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • Wilton Red (no-taste) Icing Color add 1/2 teaspoon at a time until desired color is achieved

    • Frosting:
    • 1 cup cream cheese
    • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 1/2 cup double cream
  • Directions:

    1. 1. Preheat oven to 350.
    2. 2. Soften the butter in a large mixing bowl, and then mix in the sugar until it's light and fluffy.
    3. 3. Mix the flour, salt, and cocoa powder in a separate bowl.
    4. 4. Beat in 1 egg at a time into the butter & sugar bowl. Add in vanilla extract.
    5. 5. Pour half of the butter milk into the butter & sugar mixture, and then the other half into the flour bowl.
    6. 6. In a small separate bowl, combine vinegar and baking soda. Let it fizz for a moment, then combine with butter & sugar bowl.
    7. 7. Continue beating butter & sugar bowl, and add in the flour/salt/cocoa butter bowl and keep mixing.
    8. 8. Pour contents of your batter into your cupcake tins and let it sit untouched for 5 minutes.
    9. 9. Bake cupcakes at 350 for 15-18 minutes, or until you can insert a butter knife into center of a cupcake and pull the blade out clean.
    10. 10. Once finished, remove from oven and cool in the fridge/freezer.
    11. 11. For frosting, beat cream cheese and mascarpone until smooth. Add in vanilla and sugar.
    12. 12. Continue beating it until smooth, and then add in double cream until desired consistency.


Add adorable, pink candy hearts to your cupcakes!
Give them some Valentine's flair!


Here's how I made them:


Take a silicon, ice cube tray and fill each one with 3 Wilton's candy melts. Melt in it the microwave on defrost mode for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Take the tray out carefully (will be hot) and tap it on the counter to spread the melt out. Once the candy is melted and spread throughout each hole, put in the freezer for 1 hour.

34 comments :

  1. I love red velvet cake or cupcakes, I adore how you made the little pink topper. I am going to have to look up the mascarpone cheese, LOL! I have never heard of it but these look fabulous! Thanks for stopping by Friday With Friends! Hugs! Linda

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    1. Hi Linda!! Great to see you again--thanks for coming by! Yeah, red velvet is my FAVE!

      Have a great rest of your weekend!
      ~Cathy~

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  2. Oh, my! Yummy!

    I would love it if you would hop over and share a few posts with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday.(http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-121.html)

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    1. I absolutely will, Sara!! Thanks for the invite :D

      Have a great week,
      ~Cathy~

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  3. Nothing better then red velvet! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, hope to see you back on Thursday.

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    1. I hear that loud and clear haha! *bows before the almighty Red Velvet Gods*

      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Cathy~

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  4. Love red velvet cake and these little gems look delish! Coming by from Table for Seven link party. Please come see us and link up your Gallery on Simply BeBetsy! Love to have you join us. All the best ~ sharon and denise

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    1. Thank you SO much for the invite!!!! This is such a cute site you have!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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    1. Haha! I hear you! Hopefully, you can enjoy some Red Velvets soon--soo good!

      Have an awesome rest of your week!
      ~Cathy~

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  6. These look so delicious! Thank you for linking up at The Wednesday Round Up! We hope to see you back next week!

    Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt

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    1. My pleasure! Thanks for hosting the round up!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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  7. Thank you for linking up your awesome project @ craft create & Inspire last weekend .. You are featured at this weekends party !! hope you will stop by and join us again..

    Claire @ Live Love Create
    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yay!! Thank you so much, Claire! I am stopping by to grab a button now :)

      Have a great day,
      ~Cathy~

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  8. Yum yum yum!!! Those look amazing!! I like your idea of how to make the candy melts, too! Whenever I've made candy I've done the whole thing on the stove top but your way is much better!!!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Yeah, I am for sure done with stove top and will stick to silicone ice cub trays :D

      ~Cathy~

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  9. I love the little candies! I think they make the cupcakes. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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  10. These look divine! Featuring you at Give Me The Goods! Be sure to stop by and grab a feature button!

    Amber @ Averie Lane

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    1. WOOHOO! Thank you so much, Amber! I went ahead and grabbed a button :D

      Have a great day,
      ~Cathy~

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  11. These look delicious!! I nominated you for a Liebster Award because I love your blog! More details are on my blog: http://learningcreatingliving.blogspot.com/2014/01/liebster-award.html

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    1. Awwww thank you, Katelyn! I've been nominated a few times, and I love it every time! :D

      Have a great day,
      ~Cathy~

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  12. I love red velvet!! I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)

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    1. YES! #fellowredvelvetlover! Absolutely--will link up now!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  14. Red velvet cupcakes are one of my favorite. The addition of the candy heart you made makes these so much fun. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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    1. Awww thanks, Susan!

      Have a great day,
      ~Cathy~

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  15. This is marvelous! I am honored that you shared at Home and Garden Thursday!
    Kathy

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    1. The honor is all mine--thank you for hosting, Kathy!

      Have a fabulous day!
      ~Cathy~

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  16. Looks delicious! Thanx for sharing at THT.

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    1. Of course! My pleasure, Pamela!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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  17. these look so delicious. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

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    1. You're so welcome--I look forward to sharing again in the future!

      Cheers,
      ~Cathy~

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