Christmas Red Velvet Cupcakes

Delicious red velvet cupcakes! Courtesy of Google Images

Delicious red velvet cupcakes! Courtesy of Google Images

Caitlin Soden, Staff Writer

This recipe will show you how to make delicious red velvet cupcakes with creamy cream cheese frosting. They are the perfect dessert for guests at a Christmas party or a family gathering!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/8 cup water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder in a bowl
  3. In a mixer, mix vegetable oil, sugar, and buttermilk
  4. Add eggs, food coloring, vinegar, vanilla, and water.  Mix
  5. Add dry ingredients slowly and mix on low
  6. Fill cups and bake for 20 to 30 minutes

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:

  • ¾ pounds cream cheese (room temperature)
  • ½ pound butter (room temperature)
  • 1 pound powdered sugar (sifted)
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Whip butter and cream cheese together in a mixer until creamy
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar
  3. Add vanilla and continue mixing

This recipe makes 16 cupcakes. Enjoy!