Saturday, August 28, 2010

Red Velvet Cupakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

this is MY FAVORITE cupcake...seriously divine!!!!!!!

for the cupcakes:
2.5 cups all purpose flour
1.5 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1.5 cups veg oil
1 cup buttermilk, room temp.
2 large eggs, room temp.
2 TB red food coloring
1 tsp disilled white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract

For frosting:
1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar

chopped pecans for garnish

Preheat to 350. Line cupcake pans with cupcake papers. 

In med. bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.  In a lg bowl beat together the eggs, butter, oil, buttermilk, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with hand mixer.  Add the dry ingred. to wet mixture slowly and mix until smooth. 

Pour into cupcake wrappers and bake for 20-22 minutes.  Cool.

For frosting:
beat cream cheese, buter, and vanilla together.  Add sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated.  Increase speed and beat until light and fluffy!

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