Red Velvet Cupcakes are always a fun treat for any occasion. The Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting really sets these cupcakes apart. They make a great dessert for birthdays, anniversaries, and Valentine's Day.
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 bottle (1 ounce) McCormick® Red Food Color
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350° F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat. Spoon batter into 30 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened, 2 tablespoons sour cream and 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar until smooth.
Nutrition information per serving Calories: 272 Fat: 12 g Carbohydrates: 38 g Cholesterol: 63 mg Sodium: 178 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 3 g
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I baked this just as the recipe says, but made it into a two-layer cake instead of cupcakes. It turned out quite dry and dense without a whole lot of flavor. Maybe I did something wrong?? Don't believe I'd try it again. We had it for a birthday celebration, and I was quite disappointed in how it turned out.
I am someone that can't bake, my bread would brick a wall. This reciept is soo easy to follow. If you do it just like it says, you can't go wrong. Trust me, if I can do this and people ask me for the receipt, you can too. They are wonderful and the icing just sets it off!
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