Red Velvet just makes me think of Christmas...but I guess you could make these any color you fancy huh? I choose blue. My boys love Red Velvet anything. Here's an easy recipe for Blue Velvet Cupcakes....although Blue Velvet sounds kinda creepy.....oh well....blue for the boys :)
1 1/4 c buttermilk
1/3 c veg oil
1 tbsp cocoa
**2 tsp royal blue food color paste
**1 toothpick-ful violet food color paste
Divide batter evenly into prepared muffin tins. Bake 12- minutes or until they spring back when lightly touched. Cool 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese, room temp
1/4 c (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temp
1 tsp vanilla
2 c powdered sugar
(or use a canned cream cheese frosting :) )
Using paddle attachment, mix cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy - about 2 minutes. Add powdered sugar until mixed and of spreading consistency. Add more powdered sugar to make your frosting thicker.
**You need to use both royal blue and violet food coloring to achieve the deep sapphire color.
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