Red Velvet Cupcakes

Summary

Yield
Cupcakes
Sourcehttp://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Red-Velvet-Cupcakes-3
Prep time
40 minutes
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
1 hour

Ingredients

2 1⁄2 cups
flour
1⁄2 cup
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon
salt
1 1⁄4 cup
butter (softened, divided - frosting)
2 cups
sugar
4  
eggs
1 cup
sour cream
1⁄2 cup
milk
1 ounce
red food coloring
4 teaspoons
vanilla extract (divided - frosting)
2 tablespoons
sour cream (frosting)
8 ounces
cream cheese (frosting)
2 cups
powdered sugar (frosting)

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

2. 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.

3. Bake 20 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.

4. Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese, softened, butter, sour cream and McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.

Notes

Dark cocoa is good, but negates the red coloring.

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