Monday, September 30, 2013

Red Velvet 4th of July Cupcake Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3 eggs
2 tablespoons red food coloring
2 teaspoons red food coloring
1 1/4 teaspoons vinegar (white or apple cider can both work)
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 cup water
For the cream cheese frosting
1 1/2 lbs cream cheese, room temperature
1 lb butter, room temperature
2 lbs powdered sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 How to make these Red Velvet cupcakes,

2 Heat oven to 350 degrees F

3 Sift together flour-baking soda-salt and cocoa powder into a bowl set aside until needed

4 With a mixer fitted with your flat kitten-aide attachment, mix oil, sugar, and buttermilk until well combine. Add the eggs, food coloring, vinegar, vanilla and water. Continue to mix well. Next add the dry ingredients little by little on the lowest setting, scraping down sides occasionally, and mix until just combined. Note: try not to over mix, or the batter will come out very hard and thick.

5 Line a 16 cup cupcake pan with paper liners-scoop the batter into the liners and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Now let cupcakes cool until next step.

7 Lets make the cream cheese frosting,

8 Mix the butter and cream cheese together in a mixer fitted with mixing attachment until smooth. Slowly  add powdered sugar to the mixture and scrape down the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and mix until there are no lumps.

9 Frosting can be used right away, or saved in the refrigerator up to a week.

10 Frost the cupcakes once they are cool with the cream cheese frosting.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

PB & J Cupcakes, Oh my! The kids will be your number one fan if you bake a batch of these wonderful sweet goodies to pack into their School lunch. My mom is a Rock Star for making them for me. You will be the talk on the School yard when your child pulls a peanut butter cupcake out to give it a try!

To follow how to make these very special cupcakes, wonder on over to where you will find a wonderful and easy step by step recipe with delightful images of the bakery and cupcakes.

DIY: Butterfinger Cupcake Recipe

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

How to Make Minion Cupcakes

Follow me on Pinterest Asher Socrates to learn how I made my minion cupcakes.

Video recipe tutorial on how I made these Despicable Me Minion Cupcakes
Follow this easy how to video guide and make these adorable and fun Minion 
Cupcakes with Twinkies!