Sunday, July 4, 2010

More Cupcakes for Fourth of July: Domino Sugar's Red Velvet Cupcakes

I love Red Velvet Cake, and it's the perfect treat to celebrate Fourth of July. Here's the most recent post from Domino Sugar for Red Velvet Cupcakes.  On my Red, White, and Blue, and Chocolate Cupcake post a few days ago, I gave a chocolate cupcake recipes and a few cupcake decorating tips for the Fourth of July. Be sure and check it out.

RED VELVET CUPCAKES

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder (not dark cocoa)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup  butter, softened (2 sticks)
2 cups Domino® Granulated Sugar
5 eggs at room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons red food coloring (or use Wilton's natural food dyes)

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:
3/4 cup butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
2 (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 (1 lb) pkgs. Domino® Confectioners Sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F.  
Line 36 muffin cups with paper baking cups.  
Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. 
Beat butter and sugar in large mixing bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl with each addition.
On low speed, add sour cream, milk, vinegar, vanilla and food coloring.
Slowly add in flour mixture, and blend until just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX. 
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched.
Remove from oven and cool completely in pan.
Prepare frosting.

For frosting, beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add in confectioners’ sugar, and beat until smooth and creamy. Slowly add in vanilla, and continue beating for 1 minute.

To create Red and Blue Stars, take two 3/4 cup portions of the frosting and place in two separate bowls. Add blue and red food coloring to dye each portion of frosting. Place into two zipper-style plastic bags, one for each color, and cut a small hole in one corner of each bag. Carefully squeeze out frosting in a star design on cupcake.

Want other recipes for Red Velvet Cake?

Here's a link to Marge's Red Velvet Cake.
And, a link to Red Velvet Cake, the natural Way. Chocolate Beet Cake.

Have a Red, White, & Blue, and Chocolate Fourth of July!

Photo: Domino Sugar

3 comments:

Beach Combing... said...

I have never tried to make red velvet cake, will try now! Hope you have big plans for the 4th - we will be sitting on our deck watching the Foster City fireworks show with the San Mateo bridge in the background..

Janet Rudolph said...

Flea market this morning. One barbecue for lunch and now off to two more. Fog's rolling in. Hope we're above it, so we can see the Fireworks. We usually can see all the way down to San Mateo Bridge, the City, no fireworks in Oakland this year, but Richmond or San Rafael...

Anonymous said...

This Red Velvet Cake makes my mouth water!