red velvet cupcakes

27 mins

Ingredients :

– 2 1/2 cups flour – 1/2 cup cocoa powder – 1 tsp baking soda – 1/2 tsp salt – 1 cup softened butter – 2 cups sugar – 4 eggs – 1 cup sour cream – 1/2 cup milk – 1 ounce red food coloring – 2 tsp vanilla extract – 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese – 1/4 cup softened butter – 2 tbsp sour cream – 2 tsp vanilla extract – 16 oz powdered sugar

Method :

1.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl.

2.

Cream together softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in eggs.

3.

Mix in sour cream, milk, vanilla, and food coloring. Beat in dry mixture until just blended, do not overmix.

4.

Spoon batter into around 26 regular size muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes, or for 12 minutes if using mini muffin cups.

5.

Beat softened butter with vanilla until smooth, then add sifted confectioners sugar until a thick buttercream forms.

6.

Add room temperature cream cheese last and beat on the lowest setting for one minute until just combined.

7.

Pipe cream cheese frosting onto cooled cupcakes and decorate as desired.

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