Red Velvet Cupcakes

These Red Velvet Cupcakes are the yummiest cupcakes. So moist, tasty and deliciousness all in one bite. 

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Happy Birthday to My Kitchen Craze!! What a wonderful year this has been. Today I am sharing some great cupcakes and because it is My Kitchen Craze’s birthday I wanted to have a giveaway. I am giving a $25 Gift Card for Amazon. YAY!! This is my first giveaway and I wish I could have everyone win, but unfortunately only one person can win. All you need to do is enter below.

 

It’s because of you, that My Kitchen Craze is around. I started this blog because I wanted to show women and men that cooking and baking delicious things are easy and fun to do. Instead of eating processed junk that this world is making these days, I want to make recipes that use fresh, healthy ingredients.

Red Velvet Cupcakes ~ mykitchencraze.com ~ Moist red velvet cupcakes topped with a creamy buttercream frosting. Delicious!

When I was trying to decide what to share with you today, I needed something fancy and pretty. It’s My Kitchen Craze’s birthday. I couldn’t just give you a cookie or pasta dish. I needed to give you that “WOW” factor. I also wanted to give you something that I never made before and was totally intimidated to make. I wanted to go out of my comfort zone. Introducing: Red Velvet Cupcakes!!

Red Velvet Cupcakes ~ mykitchencraze.com ~ Moist red velvet cupcakes topped with a creamy buttercream frosting. Delicious!

You guys…these cupcakes are so goood. And guess what? They are easy to make. I don’t know what I was thinking not making these sooner. Let me tell you that they come together very quickly. The only difficult part of these cupcakes, is you have to let them cool completely before adding the frosting. That’s it people! Easy peasy, lemon squeeze-y. Okay maybe a little excited, but join in with me. It’s a birthday celebration and a giveaway all in one day! How awesome is that.

Give these cupcakes a try! They are moist, soft and unbelievably tasty. Also don’t forget to enter the giveaway and win that $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Red Velvet Cupcakes ~ mykitchencraze.com ~ Moist red velvet cupcakes topped with a creamy buttercream frosting. Delicious!

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bottle (1 fl oz) red food coloring
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 18-20 paper baking cups into cupcake pan. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment attached, mix vegetable oil, buttermilk, vanilla extract, food coloring, and 2 eggs until combined.
  3. Add in flour, sugar, unsweetened baking cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds, scrapping bowl as needed. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups, filing about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake 17-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Move cupcakes to a cooling rack. Let cupcakes cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  6. While cupcakes are cooling, let's make the frosting. In a medium saucepan, mix the flour and milk. Cook over medium heat, whisk constantly until the mixture is VERY thick. Make sure to keep whisking. You don't want to burn the bottom. Remove from heat; let cool 10 minutes.
  7. With your stand mixer, beat the sugar and butter on medium speed; until light and fluffy. Slowly add the milk mixture while the mixer is on a slow speed. Once all the milk mixture is added, add vanilla extract and beat on high until smooth.
  8. Fill pastry bag and frost cupcakes.
  9. Enjoy! Store covered in refrigerator.
 
  • The frosting makes a lot, so you might want to save it for another recipe.
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