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Red Velvet Cupcakes


Craving a sweet treat that’s as visually stunning as it is delicious? Look no further than the timeless classic: Red Velvet Cupcakes! With their rich, velvety texture and irresistible cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes are a beloved favorite for any occasion, from birthdays to holidays and everything in between. Let’s dive into this indulgent recipe and learn how to create these delectable delights that are sure to impress your taste buds and dazzle your guests!

Ingredients You’ll Need

**For the Cupcakes:**
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup vegetable oil
– 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
– 2 large eggs, room temperature
– 1 tablespoon red food coloring
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

**For the Cream Cheese Frosting:**
– 8 oz cream cheese, softened
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

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1. **Preheat and Prepare:** Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.

2. **Mix Dry Ingredients:** In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. **Combine Wet Ingredients:** In a separate large bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs, red food coloring, vanilla extract, and vinegar until well combined.

4. **Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:** Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter.

5. **Fill Cupcake Liners:** Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.

6. **Bake:** Bake the cupcakes in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

7. **Prepare the Cream Cheese Frosting:** In a large bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar and vanilla extract, beating until light and fluffy.

8. **Frost the Cupcakes:** Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, generously frost each one with the cream cheese frosting using a piping bag or offset spatula. Get creative with your frosting designs!

9. **Serve and Enjoy:** Arrange your beautifully frosted Red Velvet Cupcakes on a serving platter and prepare for them to disappear in no time! They’re perfect for any occasion or simply as a decadent indulgence for yourself.

Wrapping Up

With their vibrant red hue and creamy frosting, Red Velvet Cupcakes are a delightful treat that never goes out of style. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply satisfying a sweet craving, these cupcakes are sure to impress with their rich flavor and irresistible charm. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to embark on a delicious baking adventure that will leave you craving more with every bite!

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