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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Author: Olive
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Instructions

  • PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 F DEGREES (175 C DEGREES ) AND PLACE RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN. LINE A 12-HOLE MUFFIN PAN WITH PAPAER LINERS.
  • IN A MIXING BOWL SIFT TOGETHER THE FLOUR, SALT, AND COCOA POWDER. SET ASIDE.
  • IN BOWL OF YOUR ELECTRIC MIXER, OR WITH A HAND MIXER, BEAT THE BUTTER UNTIL SOFT (ABOUT 1-2 MINUTES). ADD THE SUGAR AND BEAT UNTIL LIGHT AND FLUFFY (ABOUT 2-3 MINUTES). ADD THE EGG, BEATING WELL. SCRAPE DOWN THE SIDES OF THE BOWL. ADD THE VANILLA EXTRACT AND BEAT UNTIL COMBINED.
  • IN A MEASURING CUP WHISK THE BUTTERMILK WITH THE RED FOOD COLORING. WITH THE MIXER ON LOW SPEED, ALTERNATELY ADD THE FLOUR MIXTURE AND BUTTERMILK TO THE BUTTER MIXTURE, IN THREE ADDITIONS, BEGINNING AND ENDING WITH THE FLOUR.
  • IN A SMALL CUP COMBINE THE VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA. ALLOW THE MIXTURE TO FIZZ AND THEN QUICKLY FOLD INTO THE CAKE BATTER.
  • POUR BATTER INTO PREPARED MUFFIN TIN. BAKE IN THE PREHEATED OVEN FOR APPROXIMATELY 18-22 MINUTES, OR UNTIL A TOOTHPICK INSERTED IN THE CENTER OF THE CAKES COMES OUT CLEAN. LET CUPCAKES COOL FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES IN THE PAN BEFORE TRANSFERING THEM IN A WIRE RACK IN THEIR PANS ON A WIRE RACK FOR 10 MINUTES.
  • MAKE THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: WHIP CREAM UNTIL STIFF PEAKS; BEAT THE CREAM CHEESE AND CONFECTIONER’S SUGAR IN A SEPARATE BOWL WITH A FORK OR SMALL WHISK UNTIL SMOOTH. ADD THE VANILLA AND BEAT UNTIL SMOOTH.
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