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
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
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.
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