Bake a Red Velvet Cupcake

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Sweets are undeniably some of the best comfort foods in the world. They give us a unique sense of satisfaction after indulging in them. There are actually a variety of sweets that you can enjoy depending on your mood, craving, preference, budget or even your diet. Of course, you have to remember that the bigger the serving size of sweets you eat, the more calories you gain.

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One of the biggest breakthroughs in sweets that has been made are cupcakes. Before, we were limited to chocolates, candies, and cakes. Now, however, the emergence of cupcakes is really evident. In fact, there are already establishments and restaurants that serve cupcakes as main features, and not just a complimentary dessert.

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I, for one, am a cupcake enthusiast. I really love indulging myself in the different flavors and varieties of cupcakes, especially when they come in different colors and sizes. They are indeed eye candies for me. However, of all the flavors I have tasted, I always got back to the classic ones that first ignited my affinity for cupcakes – the Red Velvet Cupcake. It looks simple, yet elegant with its vibrant red cupcake color, and creamy, white frosting. Despite the simplicity of its look, it never fails to deliver an awesome cupcake experience. I hope you will also enjoy it as much as I do. Follow the recipe below to bake some for you and your family! Here is how.

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Ingredients

For the Cupcake:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
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  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
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  • 1 teaspoon salt
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  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
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  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
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  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
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  • 2 large eggs
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  • Red food coloring
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  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
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  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened to room temperature
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  • 2 sticks of butter, softened to room temperature
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  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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  • 4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
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Steps

For the Cupcake:

  1. 1
    Before mixing all the ingredients, make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
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    You may now prepare your muffin pans lined with cupcake papers.
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    The color or the design of your cupcake paper depends on your preference.
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  3. 3
    Sift the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.
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  4. 4
    Once sifted, mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
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    Then set aside.
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    In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients (oil, buttermilk, eggs, vinegar, and vanilla).
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    Beat them all together gently using a hand-held electric mixer.
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    Add first 1/3 of sifted dry ingredients to the batter until thoroughly combined.
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    Then, continue adding the rest of the dry ingredients gradually. Mix everything until the consistency becomes smooth.
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    Add in the red food coloring.
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    Scoop the batter into each cupcake paper.
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    Fill each to about 2/3 full. Never fill it too much, so as to give it enough space to rise.
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    Bake it for about 20-25 minutes.
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    To test if the cupcake is done, you may prick it using a toothpick.
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    If it comes out clean, then your cupcake is done.
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    Remove from the oven and wait for it to cool completely before adding the frosting.
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For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. 1
    Whip the cream cheese together with the vanilla and butter until the mixture becomes smooth.
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    While mixing on a low speed, add in the sugar.
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    Make sure to incorporate everything well.
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  3. 3
    Just continue mixing until it becomes light and fluffy.
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  4. 4
    Put some of the frosting in a piping bag with a star tip.
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  5. 5
    You may now start putting the frosting on your red velvet cupcake.
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  6. 6
    Enjoy!
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Tips

  • You may sprinkle little heart candies or even strawberries on top of the frosting as a decoration. Just be creative! Here are some samples:
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  • If you do not have a piping bag for the frosting, you may use a Ziploc bag and cut it diagonally at the tip.
  • You may use a variety of styles/designs for the tip of the piping bag to give a different look on your red velvet cupcake.
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  • If you are running out of ideas about the gifts you can give this holiday season, why not try baking red velvet cupcakes as gifts? You may put it in a lovely box and top it with a colorful ribbon.
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  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.
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