Thursday, August 19, 2010

Red Velvet Cupcakes w/Cream Cheese Frosting

Don't these just look oh-so-tasty? I've got to try this recipe out! Got it from this great blog.

red velvet cupcakes
1 package of german chocolate cake mix
1 small package (3.4 oz) of vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
1, 1-oz bottle of red food coloring
3 large eggs
1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. mix cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, water, food coloring & eggs in a large mixing bowl until well mixed.

3. using a spoon, fold in the mini chocolate chips.

4. fill your cupcake pan, or cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full.

5. place pans in the oven & bake approximately 18+ minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean, or the cupcakes “springs back” when lightly pressed.

6. cool for approximately 15 minutes before frosting.

* more concerned with how red your cupcakes are, as opposed to the chocolate-ness of the cake? start with a white or yellow cake mix instead.

cream cheese frosting
1, 8-oz package cream cheese
1 stick of softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
4+ cups of powdered sugar

1. mix cream cheese, butter & vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth & well combined.

2. slowly add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until desired taste achieved. be sure to scrape down the side of bowl with a spatula.

3. once well combined, beat for an additional minute or so, until everything is creamy & fluffy.

4. using a pastry bag or ziplock bag, smother your cupcakes in mounds of yummy & delicious frosting.

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