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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting are the type of cupcakes that people crave when they want something extraordinary.

Red Velvet cupcakes are beautiful in their color and consistency and the added beauty of the white icing on top just sets off the red color.

The cocoa in the cupcake makes it perfect for the chocolate lover. It’s also wonderful for parties and get togethers where the desserts have to look classy. These Red Velvet cupcakes are a winner!

Recipe for the Cupcakes

red velvet cupcake

Cupcakes Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1.2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 3/4 vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T red food coloring
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

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Directions:

a. Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
b. In separate bowl, whisk together oil, buttermilk, egg, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.
c. While mixing at medium speed gradually add dry mixture until just combined.
d. Fill cupcake liners.
e. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Icing

  • 1 stick room temperature butter
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • a dash almond extract

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Directions:

  1. Beat butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add sugar, milk, vanilla, and almond extract.
  3. Beat until spreadable consistency. Add additional sugar if needed.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

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