Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Red Velvet Cupcakes

2 1/2 C flour
1/2 C cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C butter, softened
2 C sugar
4 eggs
1 C sour cream
1/2 C milk
1 bottle (1 0z) red food coloring
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
vanilla cream cheese frosting

Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Mix sour cream, milk food color, and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed just until blended. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin cups, filled each cup 2/3 full. Bake in preheated 350' oven 20-25 minutes. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Spread with frosting. Makes 30 cupcakes.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
Beat 1 8 oz. package softened cream cheese, 4 Tbsp. softened butter, 2 Tbsp. sour cream, and 2 tsp. vanilla extract in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 box (16 oz) confectioner's sugar on medium speed until smooth.

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