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Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentines Recipe #1- Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe
Yields 16 cupcakes


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks

1 1/2 tablespoon red food coloring

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups milk


6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar


1. Make cupcakes: preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin tin and 4 cups of 6-cup muffin tin. Fill 2 empty muffin cups halfway with water.

2. Mix flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. In a seperate bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, on a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in yolks, food coloring and vanilla. Alternate adding dry ingredients. Beat just until all ingredients are incorporated.

3. Divide batter amond cupcake liners. Bake until toothpick inserted into center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove cupcakes from pans to rack to cool completely.

4. Make frosting: using a electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add sugar and beat until easy to spread.

Nutritional Information

Calories 355

Fat 17g (sat 10g)

protein: 5g

Carbohydrate 48g

fiber 1g

cholesterol 96mg

sodium 153mg

Hope you enjoy this recipe. It comes from allyou magazine


  1. They are too beautiful to eat. :)

    Thanks for the visit.


  2. these look the perfect dessert for valentines day