There’s no better time to break out the crowd-pleasing red velvet recipe than Valentine’s Day. Take a batch of red velvet cupcakes to work, school or a party and you’re the most popular lady around, without fail.
Here’s my recipe for a classic red velvet cupcakes, which you can also find in my book celebraTORI.
Tori’s Red Velvet Cupcakes
INGREDIENTS FOR CUPCAKES:
- ½ cup of butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 ounces red food coloring
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 ounces water
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
INGREDIENTS FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
- 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease cupcake pan or line with paper liners
- Cream softened butter & sugar together until fluffy
- Add eggs and blend well
- In a separate bowl, combine cocoa & food coloring & stir
- Sift flour and salt together into mixture
- Add vanilla, buttermilk, and water to mixture
- In another bowl combine vinegar and baking soda. Then fold into cupcake mixture.
- Pour or spoon mixture into cupcake cups
- Bake 15 to 20 mins or until a wood toothpick inserted into the middle of the cupcake comes out clean
- Let cool for about 10 mins. Then put on rack or plate and let finish cooling.
- Blend together softened cream cheese and softened butter
- Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract
- Blend until smooth
- Frost cupcakes and enjoy!
And if you’re single and feeling blue about being alone this Valentine’s Day, I have something just for you: the blue velvet cupcake.
To make these, follow my red velvet recipe above, but substitute blue food coloring for red. This fun pop of color would also be a hit with the kids!
Happy baking and let me know how it goes. Do you have a classic Valentine’s Day recipe? Share it in the comments below!+ Comment