Thursday, February 13, 2014

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Happy Valentines Day!!!

"Who, being loved, is poor?" - Oscar Wilde
Happy Valentine's Day darlings!!! This year, I'm excited about today for many reasons, and consequently, I picked up some home decor and decided to make some treats! Although, this holiday is traditionally reserved for couples, I think it should be about all kinds of love - God's love for us, love for family, friends, and one's self! Try not to be part of the "Love Stinks" team today (I've been seeing so much hate on campus, and social media. It's a little tragic I must say), but instead decide to show some love today - perhaps, to the less unfortunate or even people in your lives that you care about. :)
Anyway, as always, I thought I'd share one of the recipes I made for today on here! Let me know if you have any comments/suggestions/questions. Enjoy! :D 
 I recently bought this recipe book, isn't it the cutest thing?

Level: Easy
Yield: 12 cupcakes 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes   
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of oil or 2 sticks of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 ounces of red food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

    ALTERNATIVE LIST OF INGREDIENTS: A red velvet cake mix, oil, water and eggs. If you don't have enough time today to bake, this is a great alternative and tastes just as yummy! For instructions on how to bake using these ingredients, follow the written ones on the back on the box, and then scroll all the way to FROSTING, to decorate the each cupcake.

    Step 1
    Cream the sugar and butter, until the mix is light and fluffy.
    Step 2
    Add in eggs one at a time, mixing very well.
    Step 3
    Mix the food coloring and cocoa powder together, and add it to the mixture.
    Step 4
    Add sugar to the mix.
    Step 5
    Mix the flour with the salt separately. Add the powdered mix to the creamy mixture.
    Step 6
    Add in the butter milk and mix properly.
    Step 6
    Add the baking powder and mix properly.
    Step 7
    Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
    Step 8
    Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, and allow to cool.
    FROSTING! (The fun part :D)
    Step 1
    Spread the frosting generously over each cupcake, using a table knife.
    Step 2
    Add sprinklers over the frosted cupcakes, and you're done!

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