wikiHow to Make Red Velvet Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Icing

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Red velvet cupcakes are a miniaturized version of the famous red velvet cake. With the characteristic red batter that keeps its color upon baking, these red cakes are perfect for Valentine's Day, the Fourth of July or any occasion really!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60g) butter
  • 3/4 cup (150g) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon & 1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1 1/4 cups (160g) flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 ounce (30 ml) water
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cream cheese icing:

  • 4 ounces (115g) cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup (90g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps

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    Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
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    Fill a muffin tin with liners.
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    Use an electric mixer and blend the butter and sugar until fluffy.
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    Add the egg and mix well.
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    Combine the cocoa and food coloring in a small bowl. Don't worry about how powdery it probably looks at this stage––that's normal. Add the cocoa mixture into the blend.
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    Sift the salt and flour onto wax paper.
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    Add salt, flour, vanilla, buttermilk, and water to the mixing bowl.
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    Mix the vinegar and baking soda in a separate bowl.
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    Fold this mixture into the mixing bowl.
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    Pour the batter evenly into the liners.
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    Bake for 25 minutes. Store covered overnight.

Cream Cheese Icing

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    Blend the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
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    Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
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    Spread the cream cheese icing onto the cooled cupcakes. Serve or arrange in a suitable shallow box for a gift.

Things You'll Need

  • Muffin tray
  • 10 baking cup liners
  • Electric mixer
  • Wax paper
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Serving plate

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