Blue Velvet Cupcakes

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 for the boys :)
1 box white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist)
3 eggs
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
Heat oven to 325º. Line muffin tins with paper liners. In large mixing bowl beat all ingredients on low for about 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat on medium for 2 full minutes -scraping down sides as needed.
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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Catalina said…
Haha, this is a wonderful idea to make blue velvet instead of red velvet :D I like your recipe twist a lot! So funny and great looking :)
Great idea! I love the rich blue color.

I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.
Marysol said…
I've never seen a blue, red velvet cake. What did you say to it?

Seriously, it's a wonderful idea that any boy would love. And I'll bet it would be great for Father's Day.
~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said…
Cute idea. My MIL made a Blue Denim cake using the red velvet recipe but blue food color instead of the red. She disliked cooking but did a great job of it and made it fun too.
These turned out to be such a pretty color! There isn't enough blue food in this world ;-)
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