Red Velvet Cupcakes + Cream Cheese Frosting
I am co-hosting my friend’s baby shower next weekend so tonight I decided to do a trial run on red velvet cupcakes but I want to do “blue velvet” cupcakes rather than red IHO of her baby boy/color theme.
(Recipe from thatsweetang | photo from me!)
Makes ~24 servings (1 cupcake=1 serving)
Calories/serving (cupcake only) = ~267 (www.sparkrecipes.com)
WW pts/serving (cupcake only) = ~7
Red Velvet Cupcakes
2.5 cups plain flour
1 cup buttermilk
1.5 cups sugar
2 cups oil
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp red food coloring (I used blue food coloring)
> Cream sugar and oil
> Sift flour, salt and baking soda and mix with cocoa, red food coloring, vinegar, and eggs.
> Add flour mixture to the creamed sugar alternately with buttermilk.
> Stir in vanilla.
> Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
> Ice with homemade cream cheese frosting. (see below for recipe)
[NOTES: I am bummed that they were more blue-green than blue. Maybe I need to add more blue food coloring? Leave me a comment with your opinion!]
Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes ~48 servings (1 frosted top=1 serving)
Calories/serving (frosting only) = ~96 (www.sparkrecipes.com)
WW pts/serving (frosting only) = ~2
1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
> In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth.
> Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated.
> Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.
[NOTES: The cream cheese frosting recipe made WAY too much. Next time I think I will half the recipe if I am only making 24 cupcakes.]
Husband rating: A+5
It wasn’t a +10 b/c Todd prefers red color. Go figure!? but he ate 5 of them. Enough said. LOL
Wifey rating: A
Its not my favorite cupcake but it is very yummy!